Logo Homeschool World ® Official Web Site of Practical Homeschooling Magazine Practical Homeschooling Magazine
Practical Homeschooling® :
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

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Classical Education

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Benefits of Debate

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Phonics the Montessori Way

University Model Schools

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

A Reason for Reading

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

How to Win the Geography Bee

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Critical Thinking and Logic

Combining Work and Homeschool

Shakespeare Camp

Start a Nature Notebook

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

Laptop Homeschool

Character Matters for Kids

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Bears in the House

Getting Organized Part 3

The History of Public Education

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Myth of the Teenager

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Teach Your Children to Work

The Gift of a Mentor

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Montessori Math

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Who Needs the Prom?

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

I Was an Accelerated Child

Narration Beats Tests

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Teaching Blends

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

AP Courses At Home