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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

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Whole-Language Boondoggle

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Myth of the Teenager

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The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

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I Was an Accelerated Child

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Phonics the Montessori Way

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

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The History of Public Education

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