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KISS Grammar
Eighth Grade 
Levels 3.2 and 4

Grade 8, Levels 1 - 3.1
Grade 8, Statistical Stylistics
Grade 8, Assessment

Contents for Grade 8
L 3. 2. Clauses - Advanced Questions
L3.2.1 Ellipsis in Clauses
L3.2.2. "So" and "For"
L3.2.3 Interjection? DO?
L3.2.4 Advanced Questions
Four Level 5 Constructions
L5.4 Appositives
L5.5 Post-Positioned Adjectives
L5.6 Delayed Subjects
L5.7 Passive Voice & Retained Comp
KISS Level 3.2 - PA
Level Four - Verbals
L4.1  Identifying Verbals
     L4.2 Verbals (Gerunds)
     L4.3 Verbals (Gerundives)
     L4.4 Verbals (Infinitives)
The Final Level 5 Construction
L5.8 Noun Absolutes
KISS Level 4 - PA

Level 3. 2. Clauses - Advanced Questions
 
KISS Level 3. 2. 1 -Ellipsis in Clauses
1a
Instructional Material: An Introduction to Ellipsis
Ellipsis in S/V/C Patterns Prozeugma: Ellipsis in S/V/C Patterns
Ellipsed Finite Verbs AK ToC
1b
Ellipsed Finite Verbs AK ToC
2
Ellipsis in Subordinate Clauses Instructional Material
Ellipsis in Subordinate Clauses AK ToC
3
Semi-Reduced Clauses Instructional Material
Semi-Reduced Clauses AK ToC
4 Semi-ReducingClauses
Semi-ReducingClauses AK ToC
5 Prepositional Phrase or Ellipsed Clause?
Prepositional Phrase or Ellipsed Clause? AK ToC
6 A Passage for Analysis
A Passage for Analysis AK ToC
KISS Level 3. 2. 2
- "So" and "For" as Conjunctions
1a
Instructional Material
"So" / "For" - From "Pericles" by E. Nesbit Text AK ToC
1b
AK ToC
KISS Level 3.2.3 - Subordinate Clauses
- Direct Object or Interjection?
1 Main Clause or Subordinate?
Main Clause or Subordinate? AK ToC
2
Subordinate Clauses as Interjections Instructional Material
Subordinate Clauses as Interjections AK ToC
3a
Interjection or Direct Object? Instructional Material
From Sherwood Anderson's "The Egg" (Ex # 1, S 4) Text AK ToC
3b
DO or Inj? AK ToC
4a Punctuation - Subordinate Clauses as Interjections
* "How the Camel Got His Hump" (Kipling) Original AK ToC
4b
* From Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Original AK ToC
5 A Passage for Analysis
A Passage for Analysis AK ToC
6      Treasure Hunt (and/or Recipe Roster): Find and bring to class (and/or write) a sentence that can be described as having a subordinate clause that functions as an interjection.
     Creating an Exercise: In a story or book that you like, find three sentences that can be described as having subordinate clause that function as interjections. For your classmates, make an exercise with them; for your teacher, make an analysis key. (Remember that your teacher may use your exercise in future years.)
KISS Level 3.2.4 - Advanced Questions about Clauses
1a
Tag Questions Instructional Material
* From Agatha Christie's Postern of Fate (#1) AK ToC
1b
Tag AK ToC
2a
The Witch in "Which" (and "Who") Instructional Material
"Which" AK ToC
2b
Unusual Clauses with "Which" and "Who" (Morley # 2) AK ToC
Four Level 5 Constructions:
Level 5.4 Appositives
1a
Simple Appositives Instructional Material
Simple Appositives (Maxwell L5.4 03) AK ToC
1b
From A Dog of Flanders by Ouida  AK ToC
2a Elaborated Appositives
Elaborated Appositives AK ToC
2b
Elaborated Appositives AK ToC
3
* Writing - Elaborating Appositives with a Subordinate Clause AK ToC
4 The Punctuation of Appositives
The Punctuation of Appositives AK ToC
5 Rewriting:  MC to SC to Appositive
 Nesbit's Version of Shakespeare's Pericles Text AK ToC
6a
Other Constructions as Appositives Instructional Material
Other Constructions as Appositives AK ToC
6b
Other Constructions as Appositives AK ToC
7 A Passage for Analysis
Shakespeare's Macbeth (2.2.33-38) AK ToC
     Macbeth meditates on the meaning of "sleep" (which he has murdered) through a series of appositives.
8 Just for Fun
Noun Clauses as Appositives - Did I Say That??? AK ToC
9 A Treasure Hunt for Appositives: In a book that you are reading, find five sentences that include an appositive and make an exercise (with an analysis key).
Level 5.5 Post-Positioned Adjectives
1a
Identification Instructional Material
Post-Positioned Adjectives AK ToC
1b
Post-Positioned Adjectives AK ToC
2 Rewriting:  From Main Clause to Subordinate to PPA
 Nesbit's Version of Shakespeare's Pericles Text AK ToC
3 A Passage for Analysis
Shakespeare's Macbeth (5.3.23-29) AK ToC
4 A Treasure Hunt for Post-positioned Adjectives: In a book that you are reading, find five sentences that include a post-positioned adjective and make an exercise (with an analysis key).
KISS Level 5.6 Delayed Subjects
1
Infinitives as Delayed Subjects Instructional Material
Infinitives - Twister - "A tooter who tooted the flute" AK ToC
2 Subordinate Clauses as Delayed Subjects
Ex # 1 from "The Egg," by Sherwood Anderson AK Text ToC
3 Delayed Subjects & Sentences
Delayed Sentences AK Text ToC
4 Mixed
Mixed AK Text ToC
5 A Passage for Analysis
A Passage for Analysis AK ToC
6      Treasure Hunt (and/or Recipe Roster): Find and bring to class (and/or write) a sentence that has a delayed subject or senntence.
     Creating an Exercise: In a story or book that you like, find five sentences that have delayed subjects or sentences. For your classmates, make an exercise (infinitives, subordinate clauses, or mixed). For your teacher, make an analysis key. (Remember that your teacher may use your exercise in future years.)
KISS Level 5.7. Passive Voice & Retained Complements
1a
Identification Instructional Material
Passive Voice (Maxwell L 5 7 01) AK  ToC
1b
Passive Voice AK ToC
2
Passive Voice or Predicate Adjective? Instructional Material
Passive Voice or Predicate Adjective? AK ToC
3a Rewriting from Passive Voice to Active & from Active to Passive 
* Rewriting from Passive to Active & from Active to Passive AK ToC
3b
* Rewriting from Passive to Active & from Active to Passive AK ToC
3c
Rewriting from Passive to Active & from Active to Passive AK ToC
3d
Rewriting from Passive to Active & from Active to Passive AK ToC
4
Retained Complements Instructional Material
* Simple Retained Complements AK ToC
5 Retained Complements - Clauses
Retained Complements - Clauses AK ToC
6 Retained Complements - Infinitives
Retained Complements - Infinitives AK ToC
7 Retained Complements - Mixed
Retained Complements - Mixed AK ToC
8
"To be to" -  Ellipsed Passive plus an Infinitive? Instructional Material
From Heidi, by Johanna Spyri AK ToC
9 A Passage for Analysis
The Opening of "The Case of the Rich Woman," by Agatha Christie AK ToC
10 Treasure Hunt: In a newspaper, story, or book, find a passage in which the author uses passive voice more than once. Bring it to class so that you can discuss it with your classmates. For each passive verb, see if you and your classmates can explain why the author used passive instead of active.
KISS Level 3. 2-PA
Practice/Application
1 A General Exercise in Punctuation
AK ToC
2 The Punctuation and Logic of Main Clauses (with Subordinate Clauses)
AK ToC
3 The Logic of Subordinate Clauses
AK ToC
4 Directed Sentence Combining
AK ToC
5 Sentence Combining - Passage
AK ToC
6 De-Combining Sentences
AK ToC
7 Parallel Constructions
AK ToC
8 Vocabulary - FiB
AK ToC
9 Tense, Number, Logic, and Prepositional Phrases
AK ToC
10 A Passage for Analysis
AK ToC
11 A Poem for Analysis
AK ToC
Level 4.1 Verbals (Mixed)
 
1a
Identification Instructional Material
Identification AK ToC
1b
Identification Text AK ToC
1c
Identification AK ToC
1d
Identification - From the Writing of Eighth Graders? AK ToC
2
The Subjects of Verbals Instructional Material
The Subjects of Verbals AK ToC
3a Passages for Analysis
Passage AK ToC
3b
Aesop's "The Wolf and the Lamb" AK ToC
4 Style - Free Sentence-Combining
The Fox and the Crow Original AK ToC
5 Just for Fun
Tongue Twisters Ex # 1 AK ToC
Level 4.2 Verbals - A Focus on Gerunds
1a Identification
* Identifying Gerunds (#1) AK ToC
1b
Identification AK ToC
2 The Subjects of Gerunds
* Adapted from Beveridge's English for Use AK ToC
3 Gerunds - Nouns Used as Adverbs
Gerunds - Nouns Used as Adverbs AK ToC
4 A Treasure Hunt for Gerunds: Find five sentences that include a gerund and make an exercise (with an analysis key).
Level 4.3 Verbals - A Focus on Gerundives
1a Identification
From Sherwood Anderson's "The Egg" Text AK ToC
1b
Identification AK ToC
2 A Passage for Analysis
Gerundives - Shakespeare's Macbeth (5.5.23-27) AK ToC
This is the famous "sound and fury" passage. It includes two gerundives, an appositive, and a post-positioned adjective.
3 Exploring the Punctuation of Gerundives
Punctuation Original AK ToC
4
Style - From Main Clause to Subordinate Clause to Gerundive IM
Nesbit's Version of Shakespeare's Pericles Text AK ToC
5a Style - Rewriting Gerundives as Finite Verbs and Finite Verbs as Gerundives
Rewriting Gerundives as Finite Verbs and Finite Verbs as Gerundives AK ToC
5b
Rewriting Gerundives as Finite Verbs and Finite Verbs as Gerundives AK ToC
6 Style - Free Sentence-Combining
Free Sentence-Combining Original AK ToC
7 Just for Fun
* Robert Southey, "The Cataract of Lodore" AK ToC
8 A Treasure Hunt for Gerundives: Find five sentences that include a gerundive and make an exercise (with an analysis key).
Level 4.4 Verbals - A Focus on Infinitives
1a Identifying Mixed Infinitives
Exercise AK ToC
1b
Exercise AK ToC
2 The Subjects of Infinitives
Exercise AK ToC
3 Infinitives as Subjects and Complements
Exercise AK ToC
4
Infinitives as Objects of Prepositions Instructional Material
Exercise AK ToC
5a As Adjectives, Adverbs or Interjections
From A Dog of Flanders by Ouida, Ex # 1 (Adj & Adv) AK ToC
5b
Exercise AK ToC
6a
Ellipsed Infinitives Instructional Material
Exercise AK ToC
6b
Exercise AK ToC
7a Passages for Analysis
Passage AK ToC
7b
Passage AK ToC
8 A Treasure Hunt for Infinitives: Find five sentences that include an infinitive and make an exercise (with an analysis key). Include at least one infinitve used as a noun, one as an adverb, and one as an adjective.
KISS Level 5.8 Noun Absolutes
1a
Instructional Material
Noun Absolutes That Function as Adverbs
Adverbial AK ToC
1b
Adverbial AK ToC
1c
Adverbial AK ToC
2 Style - Rewriting Sentences by Using Noun Absolutes
Rewriting Sentences by Using Noun Absolutes AK ToC
3a
Noun Absolutes That Function as Nouns Notes for Teachers
Noun AK ToC
3b
Noun AK ToC
4a Passages for Analysis
Passage AK ToC
4b
Passage AK ToC
KISS Level 4-PA
Practice/Application
1 A General Exercise in Punctuation
AK ToC
2 The Punctuation and Logic of Main Clauses (with Subordinate Clauses)
AK ToC
3 The Logic of Subordinate Clauses
AK ToC
4 Directed Sentence Combining
AK ToC
5 Sentence Combining - Passage
AK ToC
6 De-Combining Sentences
AK ToC
7 Parallel Constructions
AK ToC
8 Vocabulary - FiB
AK ToC
9 Tense, Number, Logic, and Prepositional Phrases
AK ToC
10 A Passage for Analysis
AK ToC
11 A Poem for Analysis
AK ToC