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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

Combining Work and Homeschool

The Benefits of Debate

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Teaching Blends

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Critical Thinking and Logic

Montessori Math

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Character Matters for Kids

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Gift of a Mentor

Start a Nature Notebook

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

University Model Schools

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

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Phonics the Montessori Way

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Whole-Language Boondoggle

How to Win the Geography Bee

Laptop Homeschool

A Reason for Reading

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Who Needs the Prom?

Bears in the House

The History of Public Education

Teach Your Children to Work

AP Courses At Home

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Getting Organized Part 3

I Was an Accelerated Child

Classical Education

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Narration Beats Tests

Shakespeare Camp

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Myth of the Teenager

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The Benefits of Cursive Writing