An Ideal Sequence for KISS Grammar
Return to the Introduction to these Workbooks
B 1 B 2 B 3 B4 B 5 B 6 B 7 B_8 B_9 B 10 B_11 B 12
 
Book 1
MS Word: Students' Workbook Teachers' Guide

Table of Contents

      This table of contents is for your quick reference to the the MS Word Students' Workbook (above). Items in green are instructional materials or reading selections. The Assessment Tests are in the Teachers' Guide.

Welcome and Introduction 5
Unit 1—Identifying Sentences 6

Ex. 1: Statements — Capitals — Period [Ants, 1] 6
Ex. 2: Statements — Capitals — Period [Ants, 2] 7
Ex. 3: Statements — Capitals — Period [Ants, 3] 8
Ex. 4: Questions —Question Marks — Capitals [Spiders, 1] 9
Ex. 5: Questions and Statements [Spiders, 2] 10
Ex. 6: Question Mark—Period—Capitals [Spiders, 3] 11
Ex. 7: Joining Sentences [Spiders, 4] 12
Ex. 8: Exclamation Mark [Summer Shower, 1] 13
Ex. 9: Commands [Summer Shower, 2] 14
Ex. 10: Different Kinds of Sentences [Summer Shower, 3] 15
Ex. 11 [W]: Putting Sentences Together [Summer Shower, 4] 16
Ex. 12 [W]: Original Work 16
Ex. 13 Spelling 17
Unit 2—Identifying Subjects and Verbs 18
What Makes a Sentence? 18
Ex. 1 - Sentence or Phrase? 19
Understood “You” 20
Ex. 2 - “You” as the Understood Subject  From Bunny Rabbit's Diary (# 1) 21
Ex. 3 - “You” as the Understood Subject  From Bunny Rabbit's Diary (# 2) 22
“There” as a Subject 23
Ex. 4 - from The Haliburton First Reader 23
Ex. 5 - Based on  The Tale of Tom Kitten, by Beatrix Potter 24
A Focus on Single-Word Verbs 25
A Christmas Tree 27
Ex. 6 – From “A Christmas Tree”  by Mary Frances Blaisdell (# 1) 32
Ex. 7 – From “A Christmas Tree”  by Mary Frances Blaisdell (# 2) 33
Ex. 8 – From “A Christmas Tree”  by Mary Frances Blaisdell (# 3) 34
Ex. 9– From “A Christmas Tree”  by Mary Frances Blaisdell (# 4) 35
Ex. 10 - Just for Fun: Riddles 36
Ex. 11–Spelling 37
Unit 3—Verb Phrases 38
“Helping” Verbs (Tense) 38
The Swimming Lesson 39
Ex. 1 - Helping Verbs From “The Swimming Lesson” 43
Ex. 2 - Helping Verbs From “The Swimming Lesson” 44
Ex. 3 - Helping Verbs From “The Swimming Lesson” 45
Other Helping Verbs 46
Ex. 4 - Other Helping Verbs  From Bunny Rabbit’s Diary (#1) 47
Ex. 5 - Other Helping Verbs  From Bunny Rabbit’s Diary (#2) 48
Ex. 6 - [V] An Exercise on Verbs  from The Haliburton First Reader 49
Ex. 7 - Spelling 50
Ex. 8 - Just for Fun 51
Unit 4—Apostrophes in Contractions 52
Apostrophes in Contractions 52
Ex. 1 – Contractions and Apostrophes 52
Ex. 2 –Based on Bunny Rabbit’s Diary 53
Ex. 3 - More Practice with Helping Verbs  From Old-time Stories 54
Ex. 4 – Spelling 55
Ex. 5 - Just for Fun 56
Unit 5—Adding Simple Complements 57
Identifying Complements:  The S / V / C Pattern 57
Ex. 1 - Adding Complements  Based on “April Fool’s Day” (#1) 63
Ex. 2 - Adding Complements  Based on “April Fool’s Day” (# 2) 64
Ex. 3 - Adding Complements  Based on “April Fool’s Day” (# 4) 65
Ex. 4 - Punctuating a Sentence  From “Billy’s Slide” (# 1) 66
Ex. 5 – Spelling 67
Ex. 6 - Just for Fun 68
Unit 6—A Focus on Compounds 69
Coordinating Conjunctions and Compounding 69
Ex. 1 A Focus on Compounding  From Ben and Alice (#1) 70
Ex. 2 - A Focus on Compounding  From Ben and Alice (# 2) 71
Ex. 3 “The Robin”—A Poem for Analysis 72
Ex. 4 - Contractions  From Bunny Rabbit’s Diary (#2) 73
Ex. 5 – Spelling 74
Ex. 6 - Riddles 75
Unit 7—Adding More Helping Verbs 76
Adding More “Helping” Verbs 76
Ex. 1 - More Helping Verbs  From “ Mrs. Duck’s Secret” (#1) 77
Ex. 2 – More Helping Verbs  From “Mrs. Duck’s Secret” (#2) 78
Ex. 3 - Adding More Helping Verbs From Bunny Rabbit’s Diary (# 1) 79
Ex. 4 - Adding More Helping Verbs From Bunny Rabbit’s Diary (# 2) 80
Ex. 5 – Spelling 81
Ex. 6 - Just for Fun: Q and A (Puns) 82
Unit 8—Adding Adjectives and Adverbs 83
Adjectives and Adverbs 83
“The Clover Patch” 84
Ex. 1 - Adding Adjectives and Adverbs  From “The Clover Patch” (# 1) 88
Ex. 2 - Adding Adjectives and Adverbs  From “The Clover Patch” (# 2) 89
Ex. 3 - Adding Adjectives and Adverbs  From “The Clover Patch” (# 3) 90
Ex. 4 - Adding Adjectives and Adverbs  From “The Clover Patch” (# 4) 91
Ex. 5 – [V] Fill in the Blanks with Adjectives and Adverbs  “How Nice!” 92
Ex. 6 – Spelling 93
Ex. 7 - Just for Fun 94
Unit 9—Adding Simple Prepositional Phrases 95
What Is a Prepositional Phrase? 95
Words That Can Function as Prepositions 96
The Cabbage Patch 97
Ex. 1 - A Matching Game with Prepositional Phrases 102
Ex. 2 - From “The Cabbage Patch” (# 1) 103
Ex. 3 - From “The Cabbage Patch” (# 2) 104
Ex. 4 - “Rain” 105
Ex. 5 - Spelling 106
Ex. 6 - Punctuating Sentences  From “Billy’s Slide” (# 2) 107
Ex. 7 - Just for Fun 108
Unit 10—Adding Apostrophes to Show Possession 109
Apostrophes  to Show  Possession 109
Ex. 1 - Apostrophes to Show Possession From Bunny Rabbit’s Diary (#2) 110
Ex. 2 – Apostrophes in Contractions From Bunny Rabbit's Diary (#3) 111
Ex. 3 – Fix the Capitalization and Punctuation 112
Unit 11—Performing and Analyzing a Little Play 113
THE TWO HOLES 113
Ex. 1 -A Passage for Analysis THE TWO HOLES 115
Ex. 2 - A Writing Assignment on “THE TWO HOLES” 116