||Completed the Second Ideal
Book and Teachers' Guide. (I intend to add exercises to the supplemental
book. Currently it contains only one exercise.)
||I've been working on several things at once, but for now, the following
have been finished:
1.) I attempted to simplify the home page.
(Suggestions as welcome.)
2.) The "Ideal" plan has been
3.) Book One in the Ideal plan
has been significantly revised.
4.) I added an essay: "Why
Every Student Deserves a KISS-Like Approach to Grammar"
5.) I've joined LinkedIn, and I'm planning on establishing a FaceBook
6.) Book Two of the Ideal
Sequence is about half done.
||Reorganized the Ideal Sequence Books
||An Essay: "Why
Every Student Deserves a "KISS-like" Approach to Grammar"
to a Main Clause?
||Statistical Studies of Natural
Syntactic Development: An On-going KISS Project
||Clear, Testable Standards
-- A Plea for Literacy
||A major new section on statistical
studies of natural syntactic development has been added.
||Added a section on Commonly Confused,
||Vicki has contributed a printable version of
the exercises in the KISS Gramamr
in One Year for Middle School. (She added some exercises.) Click
here to get the printable version.
||Added a group of "Open Letters"
on the Common Core.
||In response to a request that I explain the opening lines of a Psalm,
I set up a Bible homepage and analyzed
versions of a psalm.
||In working on an essay about standards, I added a 12th
grade assessment quiz.
||A Table of Contents
for a draft of "The KISS Approach to Teaching Writing." (I made this
now because the main document in it is a study of focal sentences that
I made for my current students.)
||The "Ideal" book(s) for Grade
One are complete, at least for now. As usual, I welcome any suggestions.
||"The Teachers' Reference to KISS Grammar Constructions, Codes, and
It is currently available only as an MS
Word document. Making both an html and a doc version is becoming very
cumbersome, especially since I can now make links that work within the
KISS site or links that can go from an MS Word document directly to the
||A book review of Steven Brill's interesting Class
Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America's Schools.
||My new "Introduction" was driving
me nuts. so I made some changes so that we can go right from the Table
of Contents to the various sectioins.
||Added two exercises and completed the
unit on Augusta Stevenson's "The Hare and the Tortoise" for "Ideal" Grade
1. Finished the html version of First Grade and started the printable