Grade-Level ToC July 7, 2013
Simone Martini's
(Italian, 1283-1344)
Petrach's Virgil
title page, approx. 1336, 
illuminated manuscript,
Biblioteca Ambrosiana at Milan.
Carol Gerten's Fine Art
KISS Grammar
Eleventh Grade Workbooks
KISS Levels 1, 2, and 3.1

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Eleventh Grade - KISS Levels 1, 2, and 3.1  
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 - Varied S/V/C Positions
2.1.3 - Expletives
2.1.4 - Palimpsest Patterns
2.1.5 - Phrasal Verbs
2.1.6 - Distinguishing Finite Verbs from Verbals
2.1.7 - The Subjunctive Mood
2.2. The Complexities of Prep hrases
2.2.1. The "To" Problem
2.2.2 - Preposition or SC?
2.2.3 Embedded Prep Phrases
2.2.4 Prep Phrases - Advanced
Three Level Five Constructions
KISS Level 3. 1. The Basics of Clauses
3.1.1 - Compound Main Clauses
3.1.2. Mixed Subordinate Clauses
3.1.2 - Noun Clauses as DO
3.1.2 Adverbial Subordinate Clauses
3.1.2 Adjectival Subordinate Clauses
3.1.2 Suborddinate Clauses (Noun)
3.1.3. Embedded Subordinate Clauses
KISS Level 3.1 - PA

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
What is a sentence? AK ToC
2
Single-Word Verbs Instructional Material
Single-Word Verbs AK ToC
3
Finding the Complete Verb Phrase (Tenses) Instructional Material
Finding the Complete Verb Phrase (Tenses) AK ToC
4a
Finding the Complete Verb Phrase (Modal) Instructional Material
Finding the Complete Verb Phrase (Modal) AK ToC
4b Writing Sentences with Modal Helping Verbs
5
Other Helping Verbs Instructional Material
Other Helping Verbs AK ToC
6 More Practice with Helping Verbs
More Practice with Helping Verbs AK ToC
7 Fill in thr blanks with interesting verbs.
Fill in thr blanks with interesting verbs. AK ToC
8 A Passage for Analysis
A Passage for Analysis AK ToC
9 Just for Fun
A Murder Mystery AK ToC
KISS Level 1. 2. Adding Nouns, Pronouns,
Adjectives, Adverbs, and Phrases
1a
Identifying Nouns and Pronouns Instructional Material
Identifying Nouns and Pronouns ToC
1b
Identifying Nouns and Pronouns AK ToC
2
Singular and Plural Nouns Instructional Material
  ToC
3 Irregular Plurals
* Maxwell L1.01, 14 ToC
4 Replacing Nouns with Pronouns
Replacing Nouns with Pronouns AK ToC
5a
Identifying Adjectives and Adverbs Instructional Material
Identifying Adjectives ? Adverbs AK ToC
5b
Identifying Adjectives ? Adverbs AK ToC
6a
Identifying Phrases (Chunking and Modification) Instructional Material
Identifying Phrases (10 Numbered Sentences) AK ToC
6b
Identifying Phrases (Short Text) AK ToC
7 Possessive Nouns and Pronouns Function as Adjectives
Possessive Nouns and Pronouns Function as Adjectives AK ToC
8 Fill in the Blanks with Adjectives or Adverbs
The First Paragraph of  Gibbon's The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Original AK ToC
9 Adjectives as Synonyms
ToC
10 Adjectives as Antonyms
ToC
11a
The Logic of Adjectives and Adverbs Instructional Material
The Logic of Adjectives and Adverbs AK ToC
11b
The Logic of Adjectives and Adverbs AK ToC
12 A Passage for Analysis
A Passage for Analysis 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 Material:
Identifying Complements Identifying the Types of Complements
A Flowchart for Identifying the Types
Examples of the Analytical Process
1a Mixed Complements
Mixed Complements AK ToC
1b
Tom Swifties SVC Ex # 6 AK ToC
1c
Mixed Complements AK ToC
1d
Mixed Complements AK ToC
2 A Focus on Predicate Adjectives
A Focus on Predicate Adjectives AK ToC
3 A Focus on Predicate Nouns
A Focus on Predicate Nouns AK ToC
4 A Focus on Direct Objects
A Focus on Direct Objects AK ToC
5 A Focus on Indirect Objects
A Focus on Indirect Objects AK ToC
6 A Focus on the Zero Complement
A Focus on the Zero Complement AK ToC
7
Verbs as Subjects or Complements Instructional Material
Verbs as Subjects or Complements AK ToC
8 Predicate Adjective or Part of the Verb?
Instructional Material Background for Teachers
Predicate Adjective or Part of the Verb? AK ToC
9 Writing Sentences with Complements
* Maxwell L1 03 16 ToC
10 A Passage for Analysis
A Passage for Analysis AK ToC
11 Just for Fun - Mixed Complements
Just for Fun - Mixed Complements AK ToC
KISS Level 1. 4. Compounding and Style
Instructional Material
1 Mixed Compounds
Mixed Compounds AK ToC
2 Compound Finite Verbs
From Sherwood Anderson's "The Egg" (Ex # 2) AK Text ToC
3 Compound Complements
Compound Complements 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
Sentence-Combining AK ToC
6 Sentence-Decombining
Sentence-Decombining AK ToC
7 A Passage for Analysis
Passage 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
Prepositional Phrases [FiB] (Maxwell L1 05 08) ToC
2a
The Functions of Prepositional Phrases Instructional Material
Additional IM: How Prepositional Phrases Work in Sentences
Ex AK ToC
2b
Ex AK ToC
3 Prepositions by Themselves Can Function as Adverbs
* Mama Skunk AK ToC
4 Prepositional Phrases as Indirect Objects
Ex AK ToC
5 Compound Objects of Prepositions
Ex AK ToC
6
Separated Objects of Prepositions Notes for Teachers
From Thackeray's Vanity Fair AK ToC
7 * Writing Sentences with Compound Objects of Prepositions
8 Rewriting Adjectives as Prepositional Phrases
Ex AK ToC
9 Sentence-Combining and Prepositional Phrases
Ex AK ToC
10a
The Logic of Prepositional Phrases Instructional Material
Ex AK ToC
10b
Ex AK ToC
11 Logic - Adding Prepositional Phrases of Time and Space
Ex ToC
12a Style - Left, Right, and Mid-Branching Phrases
Instructional Material Notes for Teachers
Ex ToC
12b
Ex AK ToC
13 Style - Sentence Models for Writing
Ex AK ToC
14a Passages for Analysis
Passage AK ToC
14b
Passage AK ToC
15 * Write, Revise, Edit, Analyze -- Describing an Event
KISS Level 1. 6. Case, Number, and Tense
1
Recognizing Antecedents Instructional Material
 Recognizing Antecedents AK ToC
2 Antecedents - FiB with Pronouns or Possessive Adjectives
 Antecedents - FiB with Pronouns or Possessive Adjectives AK ToC
3 Pronouns as Subjects in Multi - S/V/C Sentences
Pronouns as Subjects in Multi - S/V/C Sentences AK ToC
4a
Person, Number, and Case Instructional Material
Ten Sentences AK ToC
4b
Person, Number, and Case (Text) AK ToC
5
Pronouns: Gender Instructional Material
Pronouns: Gender  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
 Pronouns as Predicate Nouns AK 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 40) ToC
8b Changing Tenses
Changing Tenses AK ToC
9 Review: Person, Number, Case, and Tense
Person, Number, Case, and Tense AK ToC
KISS Level 1. 7. Punctuation and Capitalization
[Instructional Material (includes material beyond Level 1)]
1 The Importance of Punctuation
"Dear John" Notes
2 Punctuating Sentences
AK ToC
3
Capitalization Instructional Material
Adapted from Campbell, Voyages in English  (# 9) AK ToC
4 Commas in a Series
AK ToC
5 Commas in Addresses and Dates
* From Voyages in English (#2) AK ToC
6 Apostrophes to Show Possession
AK ToC
7 Apostrophes in Contractions
AK ToC
8 Quotation Marks
AK ToC
9 Replacing Lost Punctuation ? Capitalization
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 AK ToC
2
Abstract/Concrete (Common ? Proper Nouns) Instructional Material
Common and Proper Nouns AK ToC
3 Vocabulary - Synonyms
Vocabulary - Synonyms AK ToC
4 Vocabulary - Antonyms
Vocabulary - Antonyms AK ToC
5 Fill in the blanks with interesting verbs.
Fill in the blanks with interesting verbs. 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 #3) ToC
7j
* L1.8 Suffixes for Making Verbs from Nouns and Adjectives (Sadlier) ToC
7k
* Suffixes That Create Adverbs (Sadlier # 3) 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
AK ToC
2
AK ToC
KISS Level 2. 1. 2 - Varied Positions in the S/V/C Pattern
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
Expletives Instructional Material
AK ToC
2
AK ToC
KISS Level 2. 1. 4 - Palimpsest Patterns
1
Instructional Material
From The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton AK ToC
2
AK ToC
KISS Level 2. 1. 5 - Phrasal Verbs
Preposition? Adverb? Or Part of the Verb?
1
Instructional Material
AK ToC
2
AK ToC
3
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
Using the Noun Test to Eliminate Verbals AK ToC
2
Using the "To" Test to Eliminate Verbals The "To" Test
Using the "To" Test to Eliminate Verbals AK ToC
3
Using the Sentence Test to Eliminate Verbals The Sentence Test
Using the Sentence Test to Eliminate Verbals AK ToC
4a
Mixed Exercise on Verbals Summary Instructional Material
Mixed Exercise on Verbals AK ToC
4b
Mixed Exercise on Verbals AK ToC
5 A Passage for Analysis
A Passage for Analysis AK ToC
6 Just for Fun
Just for Fun AK ToC
KISS Level 2.1.7 The Subjunctive Mood
[Instructional Material] [Notes for Teachers]
1
AK ToC
2
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
The "To" Problem (Ex 4) AK ToC
1b
AK ToC
2
Verbs as Objects of Prepositions Instructional Material
Verbs as Objects of Prepositions AK ToC
3 Writing Sentences
*  "To" and "Too" [IM] Notes
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
AK ToC
2
AK ToC
KISS Level 2. 2. 3 - Embedded Prepositional Phrases
1a
Identification Instructional Material
From the writing of 11th graders? AK ToC
1b
AK ToC
1c
AK ToC
2a Passages for Analysis
* "The Pledge of Allegiance" AK ToC
2b
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 AK ToC
2 Subordinate Clauses as Objects of Prepositions
Subordinate Clauses as Objects of Prepositions AK ToC
3 Ellipsed Objects of Prepositions
Ellipsed Objects of Prepositions AK ToC
KISS Level 2. 3
Adding Three Level Five Constructions
1
Nouns Used as Adverbs Instructional Material
Nouns Used as Adverbs AK ToC
2
Interjections Instructional Material
Interjections AK ToC
3 A Study in the Punctuation of Interjections
A Study in the Punctuation of Interjections AK ToC
4
Direct Address Instructional Material
Direct Address AK ToC
5 A Study in the Punctuation of Direct Address
A Study in the Punctuation of Direct Address AK ToC
6 Mixed Constructions
Mixed Constructions 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.
KISS Level Three - Clauses
 
KISS Level 3. 1. The Basics of Clauses
Introduction
(For Students)
Introduction
(For Teachers and Parents)
KISS Level 3. 1. 1 - Compound Main Clauses
Instructional Material: Main Clauses
1a Identifying Main Clauses
AK ToC
1b
AK ToC
1c
AK ToC
1d
From the Writing of Eleventh Graders AK ToC
2a
The Punctuation and Logic of Main Clauses Instructional Material
AK ToC
2b
AK ToC
3 Syntax ? Logic - Compounding Main Clauses
Ten Sentences from Eleventh Graders' Writing AK ToC
4 Treasure Hunt - Find and bring to class three compound sentences, one with a dash, one with a colon, and one with a semicolon. Be prepared to state and explain if and how the sentences you have found follow the general rules -- "amplification (informal)" for dashes, "amplification (formal)" for colons, or "contrast" for semicolons. 
5 Writing Compound Sentences with a Dash, Colon, or Semicolon
KISS Level 3. 1. 2 - Mixed Subordinate Clauses
The Functions of Subordinate Clauses
Identifying Clauses - The Procedure
1a Identification
Mixed Subordinate Clauses (Maxwell L 3.1.2 22) ToC
1b
AK ToC
1c
AK ToC
1d
AK ToC
1e
From the Writing of Eleventh Graders AK ToC
1f
From the Writing of Eleventh Graders AK ToC
2a
Rewriting Subordinate Clauses as Main
   and Main as Subordinate
Instructional Material
From "Harrow," by Winston Churchill (# 1) Text AK ToC
2b
From "Harrow," by Winston Churchill (# 2) " AK "
3
The Logic of Subordinate Clauses Instructional Material Notes for Teachers
The Logic of Subordinate Clauses AK ToC
4 A Passage for Analysis
From William Golding's "Thinking as a Hobby" (#4) Text AK ToC
5a Style - Parallel Constructions
* From Kipling's "The Butterfly That Stamped" AK ToC
5b
* Abraham Lincoln's "The Gettysburg Address" AK ToC
6 Style - Parallel Subordinate Clauses
Style - Parallel Subordinate Clauses AK ToC
KISS Level 3. 1. 2 - Noun Clauses as Direct Objects
1a Identification
AK ToC
1b
From the Writing of Eleventh Graders AK ToC
2
Quotations as Direct Objects Instructional Material
Quotations as Direct Objects AK ToC
3      Treasure Hunt (and/or Recipe Roster): Find and bring to class (and/or write) a sentence that has a clause used as a direct object.
     Creating an Exercise: In a story or book that you like, find five sentences that have noun clauses used as direct objects. 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. 1. 2 - Adverbial Subordinate Clauses
1a Identification
AK ToC
1b
AK ToC
1c
AK ToC
1d
From the Writing of Eleventh Graders AK ToC
2 Sentence-Building - Adding Adverbial Clauses
Sentence-Building - Adding Adverbial Clauses ToC
3a Rewriting Adverbial Clauses as Main and Main as Adverbial
Rewriting  AK ToC
3b
Rewriting  AK ToC
4 The Logic of Adverbial Clauses (ID - Ten Sentences)
The Logic of Adverbial Clauses (ID - Ten Sentences) AK ToC
5 The Logic of Adverbial Clauses (Combining Five Sentences)
The Logic of Adverbial Clauses (Combining Five Sentences) AK ToC
6 A Passage for Analysis
A Passage for Analysis AK ToC
7      Treasure Hunt (and/or Recipe Roster): Find and bring to class (and/or write) a sentence that has an adverbial subordinate clause in it.
     Creating an Exercise: In a story or book that you like, find five sentences that have subordinate clauses used as adverbs. 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. 1. 2 - Adjectival Subordinate Clauses
1a Identification
ToC
1b
AK ToC
1c
From the Writing of Eleventh Graders AK ToC
2 Mid-Branching Adjectival Clauses
AK ToC
3 Sentence-Building - Adding Adjectival Clauses
ToC
4a Punctuating Adjectival Clauses and Other Modifiers
Instructional Material for Students A Note for Teachers
Punctuating Adjectival Clauses and Other Modifiers AK ToC
4b
Punctuating Adjectival Clauses and Other Modifiers AK ToC
5a Rewriting Adjectival Clauses as Main and Main as Adjectival
Rewriting AK ToC
5b
Rewriting AK ToC
6 A Passage for Analysis
Shakespeare's Sonnet # 94 "They that have power to hurt" AK  ToC
7      Treasure Hunt (and/or Recipe Roster): Find and bring to class (and/or write) a sentence that has an adjectival subordinate clause in it.
     Creating an Exercise: In a story or book that you like, find five sentences that have subordinate clauses used as adjectives. 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.)
Subordinate Clauses - (Additional) Noun (KISS Level 3.1.2)
[These are relatively rare, but they do appear in the writing of primary school students.]
1a Mixed Noun Clauses
Mixed AK ToC
1b
Mixed - From the Writing of Eleventh Graders AK ToC
2 Noun Clauses as Objects of Prepositions
Noun Clauses as Objects of Prepositions AK ToC
3 Noun Clauses as Subjects
Noun Clauses as Subjects AK ToC
4 Noun Clauses as Predicate Nouns
Noun Clauses as Predicate Nouns AK ToC
5 Treasure Hunts (and/or Recipe Rosters)
Noun Clauses as Objects of a Preposition
     Find and bring to class (and/or write) two sentences that have a subordinate clause used as the object of a preposition.
Noun Clauses as Subjects
     In a book that you like, find two sentences that include noun clauses used as subjects. For your classmates, make an exercise with them; for your teacher, make an analysis key. These clauses are not easy to find, so your teacher may have you work in groups to do this, perhaps by having each student search a different chapter of the same book. (Remember that your teacher may use your exercise in future years.)
Predicate Nouns
     Find and bring to class (and/or write) two sentences that have a subordinate clause used as a predicate noun.
KISS Level 3.1.3
- Embedded Subordinate Clauses
1
Instructional Material Review the Analytical Process
As an example of embedded clauses (Analyze in class?)
"The House That Jack Built" Text AK ToC
2a Identification
AK ToC
2b
AK ToC
2c
From the Writing of Eleventh Graders AK ToC
2d
AK ToC
2e
AK ToC
3 A Passage for Analysis
A Passage for Analysis AK ToC
KISS Level 3. 1-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
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