Melissa Forney's writing workshops combine her enthusiasm as a children's author with her years of teaching experience to bring fresh insights on the writing process. Teachers look forward to her training sessions because of the many practical ideas they take away for their own classrooms. Her workshops involve teachers and administrators in writing, revising, publishing, and presenting. Melissa prepares teachers for state writing assessment, the daily writing workshop, and grade-appropriate target skills. Schools trained by Melissa are enjoying higher test scores and better team planning and organization. She is a popular keynote and motivational speaker.