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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 Spanish For You

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Montessori Math

How to Win the Geography Bee

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The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Who Needs the Prom?

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

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Laptop Homeschool

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Bears in the House

Narration Beats Tests

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Gift of a Mentor

Getting Organized Part 3

Character Matters for Kids

The Benefits of Debate

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

I Was an Accelerated Child

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Teach Your Children to Work

Teaching Blends

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

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

Shakespeare Camp

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Start a Nature Notebook

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The History of Public Education

Interview with John Taylor Gatto