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Gretchen Mork


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Gretchen Mork, author of smooth start phonics, has been teaching reading for forty years, mainly as a volunteer working with the most needy children. She has two grown children and a 14-year-old daughter who has been homeschooled for four years. Gretchen lives with her husband, Fred, in a rural area east of San Francisco. You can find out more by writing to her at 1040 Garcia Ranch Road, Martinez, CA 94553.


Homeschooling Articles by Gretchen Mork

Homeschooling: A Boon for Crack Babies? A true story about how homeschooling approaches are helping three children in Northern California.

Time4Learning University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Shakespeare Camp

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

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AP Courses At Home

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

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Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

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The History of Public Education

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

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I Was an Accelerated Child

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Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Start a Nature Notebook

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Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Charlotte Mason Method

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Whole-Language Boondoggle

University Model Schools

Phonics the Montessori Way

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Getting Organized Part 3

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Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

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