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David Marks

David Marks


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Dave Marks is the author of the popular, award-winning homeschool writing program, Writing Strands. His interest in writing results both from an extensive education in the teaching of literature and writing and a long teaching career. He taught at the junior high, high school, and college levels for 30 years.


Homeschooling Articles by David Marks

Lessons from Story Contests Lessons your children can learn while writing for story contests.

"I Hate to Write" How do you get your young student started writing when he thinks he hates to write?

Book Reports that Work Tired of lame book reports? Here's how to create a book report that works.

Picking a Writing Program With so many different choices, how can you decide which writing program would be best for your children?

"I Know What I Mean But I Don't Know How to Say It" How to put it all into words.

Getting Kids Ready to Write Stimulate your children's learning.

Spelling a Word a Week A simpler approach to spelling.

Getting Rid of Clichés Avoiding cliches in your writing.

"Beware The Awful Curse of Horrible Overwriting," She Pontificated How to avoid the dread disease of overwriting.

How to Encourage Your Kids to Write How to encourage your homeschooler to express himself in print.

Preparing for College Writing Teach your kids how to write A+ papers.

How to Write a Winning Essay How to write effective essays for the SAT, college acceptance, and beyond.

To Journal... or Not Is journaling really an effective way to teach creative writing?

Say It with Body Language Reading and speaking body language.

Time4Learning
University of Nebraska High School AVCO Sequential Spelling

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Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

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Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Who Needs the Prom?

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Character Matters for Kids

What We Can Learn from the Homeschooled 2002 National Geography Bee Winners

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Teaching Blends

A Reason for Reading

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Classical Education

Montessori Math

I Was an Accelerated Child

AP Courses At Home

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Myth of the Teenager

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

How to Win the Geography Bee

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Charlotte Mason Method

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

University Model Schools

The History of Public Education

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Whole-Language Boondoggle

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