Note: Everything on this
site is free: there are no materials for sale.
KISS Grammar Workbooks
This KISS site was started more than a decade ago, primarily to explain
the KISS Approach to teaching grammar. At first, that meant explaining
the approach, the theory and research behind it, and the politics that
affect the teaching of grammar. Since then, the site has grown in a number
of directions, including the practical, printable, KISS Grammar Workbooks.
Most users of the site are now interested in the workbooks, but the links
below to "Theory and Research" and to "The Political" lead to menus that
focus on the materials devoted to those questions. Obviously all these
questions are related, and in a few cases there are two versions of the
same material on the site. I'm trying to consolidate these, and I apologize
for any confusion caused by them.
Reviews from KISS Grammar
Letters" from KISS Grammar (including a series on the Common Core)
* Although I am somewhat embarrassed
to note it, you will probably find grammatical, plain sloppy, and spelling
errors on this site. I was recently informed that some college students
in Wisconsin are required to read "Save
Money! Burn the Grammar Textbooks!" When I went back to see what
I had written, I found four sloppy errors on my part, errors which no one
had informed me of, even though the essay has been there for a couple of
I do my best,
but KISS is not directly related to my teaching. I teach five sections
of Freshman composition/Introduction to Literature. As a result, I often
have to rush to get something onto this section of the site, or I have
to drop it before I would like to, so that I can prepare for my classes.
That is not a good excuse, but it is, I hope, justification for a plea
for help. Someone once sent me an e-mail to tell me that she found several
spelling errors "on the site." The "site," however, consists of several
hundred documents, and if I take the time to reread/edit all of them, I
will have even less time to respond to questions, etc. If you find an error,
send the page to me . It will be
even more helpful if you tell me what and where the errors are. Thank you.