Grade-Level ToC Oct. 29, 2012
A KISS Grammar
Third Grade Workbook
KISS Level 1 + 2

Grade 3, Statistical Stylistics
Grade 3, Assessment

  Third Grade - KISS Levels 1 + 2
Introduction
KISS Level 1 - The Basics
1.1 Subjects ? Verbs
1.2. Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives, Adverbs and Phrases
1.3 Adding Complements
1.4. Compounding
1.5 Prepositional Phrases
1.6. Case, Number, and Tense
1.7. Punctuation and Capitalization
L1.8. Vocabulary ? Logic
KISS Level 2 - Expanding the Basics
2.1. The Complexities of S/V/C Patterns
2.1.1 Understood "You"
2.1.2 - Variations in the S/V/C Pattern
2.1.3 - Expletives
2.1.4 - Palimpsest Patterns
2.1.5 - Phrasal Verbs
2.1.6 - Finite Verbs or Verbal?
2.1.7 - The Subjunctive Mood
2.2. The Complexities of Prepositional Phrases
2.2.1. The "To" Problem
2.2.2 - Preposition or Subordinate Conjunction?
2.2.3 - Embedded Prepositional Phrases
2.2.4 - Prep Phrases - Advanced
2. 3. Adding Three Level Five  Constructions

     Exercises on different consstructions, but from the same story, are spread throughout these materials.
KISS Level One - The Basics
 
Note: The Objectives of Different Exercises
      The exercises in these books always begin with identification, but many exercises go beyond identification to aspects of writing style, errors, logic, punctuation, and more. In the on-line books, the objectives of exercises are indicated by their backgrounds. For more on this, click here.
KISS Level 1. 1. Identifying Subjects ? Verbs
[These "Level" links lead to the corresponding on-line "Master Booklet' 
where you will find  additional exercises and notes for teachers.]
1
What is a sentence? Instructional Material
Sentence or Phrase? (Maxwell's Grammar) AK ToC
2
Single-Word Verbs Instructional Material
From Vredenburg's "Hansel and Grethel" Text AK ToC
3
Finding the Complete Verb Phrase (Tenses) Instructional Material
From Vredenburg's "Hansel and Grethel" Text AK ToC
4a
Finding the Complete Verb Phrase (Modal) Instructional Material
From Vredenburg's My Favorite Fairy Tales AK ToC
4b * Writing Sentences with Modal Helping Verbs
5
Other Helping Verbs Instructional Material
Based on G. MacDonald's At the Back of the North Wind AK ToC
6 More Practice with Helping Verbs
Based on Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet, by C. Collodi AK ToC
7 Fill in the blanks with interesting verbs.
From Beatrix Potter's Jeremy Fisher Text - ToC
8 A Passage for Analysis
"The Boy in the Barn" AK ToC
9 Just for Fun
Why English is so hard to learn (# 1) AK ToC
KISS Level 1. 2. Adding Nouns, Pronouns,
Adjectives, Adverbs, and Phrases
1a
Identifying Nouns and Pronouns Instructional Material
Based on Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet, by C. Collodi  AK ToC
1b
From on G. MacDonald's At the Back of the North Wind AK ToC
2
Singular and Plural Nouns Instructional Material
* Creating Plural Nouns (Maxwell L1.01,13) ToC
3 Irregular Plurals
*  Maxwell L1.01, 14 ToC
4 Replacing Nouns with Pronouns
Maxwell L1 01 15 AK ToC
5a
Identifying Adjectives and Adverbs Instructional Material
Based on G. MacDonald's At the Back of the North Wind AK ToC
5b
Based on Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet, by C. Collodi  AK ToC
6a
Identifying Phrases (Chunking and Modification) Instructional Material
From Walker's Sandman's Goodnight Stories (10 Sentences) AK ToC
6b
From "Morning-glory" in Sandman's Goodnight Stories AK ToC
7 Possessive Nouns and Pronouns Function as Adjectives
Based on Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet, by C. Collodi  AK ToC
8 Fill in the Blanks with Adjectives and/or Adverbs
"The Cat, the Monkey, and the Chestnuts," by Aesop AK ToC
9 Adjectives as Synonyms
* Adapted from Voyages in English (#1) ToC
10 Adjectives as Antonyms
* Adapted from Voyages in English (#1) ToC
11a
The Logic of Adjectives and Adverbs Instructional Material
Adapted from Kittredge, The Mother Tongue (#1) AK ToC
11b
Adapted from "Wonderwings," by Edith Howes AK ToC
12 A Passage for Analysis
Aesop's "The Wolf and the Kid" (Milo Winter) AK ToC
  KISS Level 1. 3.
Adding Complements (PA, PN, IO, DO)
Notes for Teachers:
Emphasizing the Analytical Process
Suggestion: Use exercises two through six only if your students need more examples of the specific types of complements.
Instructional Materials:
Identifying Complements Identifying the Types of Complements
A Flowchart for Identifying the Types
Examples of the Analytical Process
1a Mixed Complements
Ex # 1 from Potter's The Story of Miss Moppet Text AK ToC
1b
Ex # 2 from Potter's The Story of Miss Moppet Text AK ToC
1c
"The Crooked Sixpence" AK ToC
1d
"Humpty Dumpty" AK ToC
2 A Focus on Predicate Adjectives
Ex # 4 from Potter's Pie and the Patty-Pan Text AK ToC
3 A Focus on Predicate Nouns
Based on Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet, by C. Collodi AK ToC
4 A Focus on Direct Objects
Based on Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet, by C. Collodi  AK ToC
5 A Focus on Indirect Objects
Ex 1 from Wonder Stories 3 AK ToC
6 A Focus on the Zero Complement
Ex # 3 from Potter's Pie and the Patty-Pan Text AK ToC
7
Verbs as Subjects or Complements Instructional Material
From G. MacDonald's At the Back of the North Wind AK ToC
8 Predicate Adjective or Part of the Verb?
Instructional Material Background for Teachers
From Potter's Samuel Whiskers Text AK ToC
9 Writing Sentences with Complements
* Maxwell L1 03 16 ToC
10 A Passage for Analysis
Ex # 5 from Burgess's "Why Jimmy Skunk Wears Stripes" AK ToC
11 Just for Fun - Mixed Complements
Tongue Twisters Ex # 1 AK ToC
KISS Level 1. 4. Compounding ? Style
 Instructional Material
1 Mixed Compounds
Ex # 6 from Potter's  The Tale of Tom Kitten Text  AK ToC
2 Compound Finite Verbs
Ex # 1 from Holbrook's  "First Woodpecker " Text  AK ToC
3 Compound Complements
Adapted from Voyages in English AK ToC
4 Writing Sentences with Compounds
     Write a sentence that has three or more verbs for one subject. Write another sentence that has four or more complements for one verb.
5
Sentence-Combining Instructional Material
From Vredenburg's "The White Fawn" Text AK ToC
6 Sentence-Decombining
From Vredenburg's My Book of Favorite Fairy Tales AK ToC
7 A Passage for Analysis
"The Robin" {Compound Verbs) AK ToC
8      Treasure Hunt: In a story or book  that you are reading, find a sentence that has three or more verbs for one subject. Find a sentence that has three or more complements for one verb.
     Creating an Exercise: In a story or book that you are reading, find one sentence that has compound subjects, two sentences that have compound verbs, and two sentences that have compound verbs. Use them to make a mixed exercise (like exercise # 1). Make an analysis key for the exercise. (You can use the sentences that you found in the treasure hunt.)
KISS Level 1. 5.
- Adding Simple Prepositional Phrases
What Is a Prepositional Phrase? Words That Can Function as Prepositions
1 Identifying Prepositional Phrases
Prepositions [FiB] (Maxwell L1 05 01) AK ToC
2a
The Functions of Prepositional Phrases Instructional Material
Additional IM: How Prepositional Phrases Work in Sentences
The Functions of Prepositional Phrases (Maxwell L1 05 09) AK ToC
2b
Functions of Prepositional Phrases (Maxwell L1 05 19) AK ToC
3 Prepositions by Themselves Can Function as Adverbs
* Mama Skunk AK ToC
4 Prepositional Phrases as Indirect Objects
From Wonder Stories 3 AK ToC
5 Compound Objects of Prepositions
Compound Objects of Prepositions Ex #1 AK ToC
6
Separated Objects of Prepositions  Notes for Teachers
Based on Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet, by C. Collodi (#2) AK ToC
7 * Writing Sentences with Compound Objects of Prepositions
8 Rewriting Adjectives and Adverbs as Prepositional Phrases
From Pinocchio, by C. Collodi (Ex # 1) AK ToC
9 Sentence-Combining and Prepositional Phrases
Using Adjectives or Prep Phrases to Combine Sentences AK ToC
10a
The Logic of Prepositional Phrases Instructional Material
Adapted from Voyages in English (#1) AK ToC
10b
Adapted from Voyages in English (#2) AK ToC
11 Logic - Adding Prepositional Phrases of Time and Space
Adapted from Voyages in English (#1) ToC
12a Style - Left, Right, and Mid-Branching Phrases
Instructional Material Notes for Teachers
Based on Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet, by C. Collodi  ToC
12b
"My Porcelain Doll," by a third-grade writer AK ToC
13 Style - Sentence Models for Writing
Based on Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit AK ToC
14a Passages for Analysis
Stoddard, Richard Henry. "The Sea" AK ToC
14b
From "Mrs. Redwing's Speckled Eggs," by Thornton W. Burgess AK ToC
15 * Write, Revise, Edit, Analyze -- Describing an Event
  KISS Level 1. 6. Case, Number, and Tense
1
Recognizing Antecedents Instructional Material
From on G. MacDonald's At the Back of the North Wind AK ToC
2 Antecedents - FiB with Pronouns or Possessive Adjectives
From on G. MacDonald's At the Back of the North Wind AK ToC
3 Pronouns as Subjects in Multi - S/V/C Sentences
From Pinocchio, by C. Collodi AK ToC
4a
 Person, Number, and Case Instructional Material
Ten Sentences adapted from Wonderwings, by Edith Howes AK ToC
4b
Grandfather Skeeter Hawk’s Story (Text) AK ToC
5
Pronouns: Gender Instructional Material
Pronouns: The Gender Question  AK ToC
6a Personal Pronouns
* Writing Sentences with Personal Pronouns (Maxwell L1 01 17) ToC
6b
* Personal Pronouns [Recipe Roster] (Maxwell L1 01 18) ToC
7a Pronouns as Predicate Nouns
Adapted from Voyages in English (#1) ToC
7b
* Pronouns as Predicate Nouns (Choose) AK ToC
7c * Pronouns as Predicate Nouns -- A Research Project
8a
Identifying Tenses Instructional Material
Identifying Tenses (Maxwell L1 01 34)   ToC
8b Changing Tenses
"The Clever Hen" AK ToC
9 Review: Person, Number, Case, and Tense
From on G. MacDonald's At the Back of the North Wind AK ToC
KISS Level 1. 7. Punctuation and Capitalization
[Instructional Material (includes material beyond Level 1)]
1 The Importance of Punctuation
"Elizabeth, Eliza," Betsy, and Bess" Text AK ToC
2 Punctuating Sentences
Punctuating Sentences (Maxwell L1 06 01) AK ToC
3
Capitalization Instructional Material
Adapted from Campbell, Voyages in English  (# 1) AK ToC
4 Commas in a Series
Commas in a Series AK ToC
5 Commas in Addresses and Dates
* From Growth in English: Seventh Year AK ToC
6 Apostrophes to Show Possession
Ex # 3 from Potter's The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck Text AK ToC
7 Apostrophes in Contractions
Ex # 19 from Potter's Pie and the Patty-Pan Text AK ToC
8 Quotation Marks
From Campbell's Voyages in English (#1) AK ToC
9 Replacing Lost Punctuation ? Capitalization
From Holbrook's  "First Woodpecker " Original  AK ToC
10 Creating an Exercise: Select a short passage from a book. Remove all the capitalization and punctuation to make a punctuation exercise for your classmates. Do at least one of your classmates' exercises.
KISS Level 1. 8. Vocabulary and Logic
1
Abstract and Concrete Words Instructional Material Notes for Teachers
Abstract and Concrete Words (and Phrases)  - Wonder # 1 AK ToC
2
Abstract/Concrete (Common ? Proper Nouns) Instructional Material
Common and Proper Nouns (Maxwell L1-01-12) ToC
3 Vocabulary - Synonyms
Vocabulary - Synonyms ToC
4 Vocabulary - Antonyms
Adapted from Voyages in English (#2) ToC
5 Fill in the blanks with interesting words
Adapted from Voyages in English (# 1) AK ToC
6 Vocabulary and Logic
* "Where Does Each Belong?" AK ToC
7a
Vocabulary - Suffixes IM - Word Families
* Suffixes That Create Nouns - State of Being (Sadlier) ToC
7b
* Suffixes That Create Nouns - People (Sadlier) ToC
7c
* Suffixes That Create Nouns - Office, Place, Collection (Sadlier) ToC
7d
* Suffixes That Create Nouns - Art, Science, Practice (Sadlier) ToC
7e
* Suffixes That Create Adjectives - Quality (Sadlier #1) ToC
7f
* Suffixes That Create Adjectives - Power, Potential (Sadlier #2) ToC
7g
* Suffixes That Create Adjectives - Relationship (Sadlier #3) ToC
7h
* Suffixes That Create Adjectives - Likeness (Sadlier #4) ToC
7i
Suffixes for Making Verbs (Sadlier #1) ToC
7j
L1.8 Suffixes for Making Verbs from Nouns and Adjectives (Sadlier) ToC
7k
* Suffixes That Create Adverbs (Sadlier # 1) ToC
8 Vocabulary - Prefixes
* Some Common Prefixes -- Re-, Sub-, Sur-, Trans- (Sadlier) ToC
9 Vocabulary - Roots
* Identifying Roots ToC
KISS Level Two - Expanding the Basics
KISS Level 2. 1. The Complexities of S/V/C Patterns
KISS Level 2.1.1 Understood "You"
1
Instructional Material
From Beatrix Potter's Jemima Puddle-Duck Text AK ToC
2
From Vredenburg's "Hansel and Grethel" AK ToC
KISS Level 2. 1. 2
- Varied Positions in the S/V/C Pattern
1
From Vredenburg's My Book of Favorite Fairy Tales (Ex # 1) AK ToC
2
* "Clytie, the Heliotrope," Adapted from Ovid Text AK ToC
3 * Model Sentences Based on "Clytie, the Heliotrope"
  KISS Level 2. 1. 3 - Expletives (Optional)
1
Instructional Material
From Tom Kitten, by Beatrix Potter Text AK ToC
2
Ex # 8 from Potter's The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan Text AK ToC
KISS Level 2. 1. 4 - Palimpsest Patterns
1
Instructional Material
Based on G. MacDonald's At the Back of the North Wind AK ToC
2
Based on Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet, by C. Collodi  AK ToC
 
KISS Level 2. 1. 5 - Phrasal Verbs
Preposition? Adverb? Or Part of the Verb?
1
Instructional Material
From Beatrix Potter's "The Flopsy Bunnies" Text AK ToC
2
From Potter's "The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck" Text AK ToC
3
From Potter's  "The Tale of Samuel Whiskers" Text AK ToC
 
KISS Level 2. 1. 6 -
Distinguishing Finite Verbs from Verbals
Important Background Material for Teachers!
1
Using the Noun Test to Eliminate Verbals The Noun Test
Based on Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet, by C. Collodi AK ToC
2
Using the "To" Test to Eliminate Verbals The "To" Test
Based on Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet, by C. Collodi AK ToC
3
Using the Sentence Test to Eliminate Verbals The Sentence Test
Ex # 2 from "Thumbelina" Text AK ToC
4a
Mixed Exercise on Verbals Summary Instructional Material
Ex # 17 from Potter's The Tale of Samuel Whiskers Text AK ToC
4b
Ex # 18 from Potter's  The Tale of Samuel Whiskers Text AK ToC
5 A Passage for Analysis
The Shark (93%) AK ToC
6 Just for Fun
The Farmer, the Fly, and the Cow AK ToC
KISS Level 2.1.7 The Subjunctive Mood
[Instructional Material] [Notes for Teachers]
1
Subjunctive Mood (Maxwell L 2 8 01) AK ToC
2
From Heidi by Johanna Spyri AK ToC
KISS Level 2. 2. The Complexities of Prepositional Phrases
  KISS Level 2. 2. 1. The "To" Problem
? Verbs as Objects of Prepositions
1a
Identification Instructional Material
Based on Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet, by C. Collodi  AK ToC
1b
"A Robin and a Robin's Son" AK ToC
1c
"To Market, To Market" AK ToC
2
Verbs as Objects of Prepositions Instructional Material
Based on Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet, by C. Collodi  AK ToC
3 Writing Sentences
*  "To" and "Too" [IM] ToC
4 Treasure Hunt and/or Recipe Roster: Find and bring to class (or write) a sentence in which "to" is used both as a preposition and not as a preposition.
  KISS Level 2.2.2
Preposition (or Subordinate Conjunction)?
1
Instructional Material
Preposition or Subordinate Conjunction? Ex # 1 AK ToC
2
From Vredenburg's My Book of Favorite Fairy Tales AK ToC
 
KISS Level 2. 2. 3 - Embedded Prepositional Phrases
1a
Identification Instructional Material
"The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck," by Beatrix Potter Text AK ToC
1b
"The Tale of Johnny Town Mouse," by Beatrix Potter Text AK ToC
1c
"The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher," by Beatrix Potter Text AK ToC
2a Passages for Analysis
* "The Pledge of Allegiance" AK ToC
2b
From "How Reddy Fox Was Surprised," by ThorntonBurgess AK ToC
3 Treasure Hunt and/or Recipe Roster: Find and bring to class (or write) a sentence that has an embedded prepositional phrase in it. Underline the embedded phrase and the phrase that it is embedded in.
KISS Level 2. 2.4 
Prep Phrases - Advanced Questions
     The objective of this section is to show you some of the things that you are expected to have problems with until you get through KISS Levels Three and Four.
1 Verbs as Objects of Prepositions
Verbs as Objects of Prepositions #1 AK ToC
2 Subordinate Clauses as Objects of Prepositions
Based on G. MacDonald's At the Back of the North Wind AK ToC
3 Ellipsed Objects of Prepositions
Based on Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet, by C. Collodi  AK ToC
 
KISS Level 2. 3.
Adding Three Level Five Constructions
1
Nouns Used as Adverbs Instructional Material
An Exercise on Nouns Used as Adverbs AK ToC
2
Interjections Instructional Material
Interjections (from the writing of 3rd graders) AK ToC
3 A Study in the Punctuation of Interjections
From E. B. White's Stuart Little (#1) AK ToC
4a
Direct Address Instructional Material
An Exercise on Direct Address AK ToC
4b
"Rain, rain, go away" AK ToC
4c
"Little Boy Blue" (Direct Address ? Contractions) AK ToC
5 A Study in the Punctuation of Direct Address
A Study in the Punctuation of Direct Address AK ToC
6 Mixed Constructions
Ex # 20 from Potter's The Tale of Samuel Whiskers Text AK ToC
7 Treasure Hunts and/or Recipe Rosters:
a. Find and bring to class (or write)  a sentence that has a noun used as an adverb in it.
b. Find and bring to class (or write)  a sentence that has an interjection in it.
c. Find and bring to class (or write) a sentence that has an example of direct address in it.
d. Find and bring to class (or write)  a sentence that has a noun used as an adverb, two  prepositional phrases, and a direct object.