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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 Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The Charlotte Mason Method

Myth of the Teenager

Bears in the House

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

A Reason for Reading

Start a Nature Notebook

Narration Beats Tests

How to Win the Geography Bee

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

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Shakespeare Camp

Montessori Math

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Character Matters for Kids

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Who Needs the Prom?

Laptop Homeschool

Teaching Blends

AP Courses At Home

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The History of Public Education

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Getting Organized Part 3

Classical Education

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Combining Work and Homeschool

The Benefits of Debate

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

University Model Schools

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Gift of a Mentor

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

I Was an Accelerated Child

Teach Your Children to Work

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Phonics the Montessori Way

Interview with John Taylor Gatto