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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 Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

I Was an Accelerated Child

Shakespeare Camp

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Montessori Math

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Laptop Homeschool

Character Matters for Kids

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Gift of a Mentor

Narration Beats Tests

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Start a Nature Notebook

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The Benefits of Debate

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Bears in the House

Teach Your Children to Work

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

A Reason for Reading

The Charlotte Mason Method

University Model Schools

Myth of the Teenager

The History of Public Education

How to Win the Geography Bee

Phonics the Montessori Way

Combining Work and Homeschool

Getting Organized Part 3

Critical Thinking and Logic

Classical Education

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

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

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Teaching Blends

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

AP Courses At Home

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Who Needs the Prom?

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps