April 18, 2014
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Level 6.8 Mixed Review and Additional Passages for Analysis

     This is simply a collection of mixed review exercises, prose passages, poems, and jokes. They were originally in what was called "Practice/Application" exercises.
 

Mixed Construction Reviews
Passages for Analysis
Poems for Analysis
Plays for Analysis
Just for Fun

     A green background in the right (grade-level) column indicates that the exercise is in the printable version.
Mixed Construction Reviews (Sentences)

Mixed Construction Reviews - Level 3
From "The Spring Beauty : An Ojibbeway Legend" Text AK ToC -
Mixed Construction Reviews - Level 4
Review of Advanced Constructions (Maxwell Advanced) # 1 AK ToC -
From The Master of Ballantrae, by R. L. Stevenson AK ToC -
Review of Advanced Constructions (Maxwell Advanced) # 2 AK ToC -
Analogies Found in High School Essays? #1  AK ToC -
Prose Passages for Analysis
Prose Passages for Level 1 - "How Much I Can Explain"
For "Ideal" Grade 1
"Little Rabbit," (Part One)  from the Elson Primer AK ToC IG1
"Little Rabbit," (Part Two)  from the Elson Primer AK ToC IG1
Lesson 27 from Funk and Wagnall's 1902 Standard First Reader AK ToC IG1
Lesson 28 from Funk and Wagnall's 1902 Standard First Reader AK ToC IG1
Lesson 66 from Funk and Wagnall's 1902 Standard First Reader AK ToC IG1
Lesson 72 from Funk and Wagnall's 1902 Standard First Reader AK ToC IG1
Lesson 74 from Funk and Wagnall's 1902 Standard First Reader AK ToC IG1

For "Ideal" Grade 2

"The Windmill," (Part One)  from the Elson Primer AK ToC IG2
"The Windmill," (Part Two)  from the Elson Primer AK ToC IG2
"The Windmill," (Part Three)  from the Elson Primer AK ToC IG2
"The Windmill," (Part Four)  from the Elson Primer AK ToC IG2
The First Paragraph of Holbrook's "The Story of the First Moles," (100 %) Text AK ToC -
From "Little Joe Otter's Slippery Slide," by Thornton W. Burgess (97 %) AK ToC -
Ex # 1 from Lang's "Thumbelina" (90 %) Text AK ToC -
Ex # 2 from Lang's "Thumbelina" (91 %) Text AK ToC -
Andersen, H. C. "The Little Match Girl,"Ex # 1 Text AK ToC  -
"The Spring Beauty : An Ojibbeway Legend" (98%) Text AK ToC -
From Chapter Six of Blue Willow, by Doris Gates AK ToC  -
Prose Passages for Level 2
Andersen, H. C. "The Little Match Girl,"Ex # 2 Text AK ToC  -
Andersen, H. C. "The Little Match Girl,"Ex # 4 Text AK ToC  -
From "The Town Punp," by Nathaniel Hawthorne AK ToC  -
From Chapter Ten of Blue Willow, by Doris Gates AK ToC  -
From Chapter Seven of Blue Willow, by Doris Gates AK ToC  -
Prose Passages for Level 3.1
From Kipling's "The Beginning of the Armadilloes" AK ToC -
"The Birth of Thumbelina," from Lang's Thumbelina Text AK ToC -
The Opening of Lang's "Brave Walter " Text AK ToC -
From Chapter Five of Blue Willow, by Doris Gates AK ToC  -
Ex # 1 from Carrie's War, by Nina Bawden AK ToC -
"Hares and Hounds" AK ToC -
The Opening of Lassie, Come Home, by Eric Knight AK ToC -
Prose Passages for Level 3.2
Aesop's "The Cock and the Jewel" AK ToC -
The Opening of R. L. Stevenson's The Master of Ballantrae AK ToC -
From “Old Put” The Patriot, by Frederick A. Ober   AK ToC -
Aesop's "The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf" (Milo Winter) AK ToC -
Prose Passages for Level 4
From The Queen of the Pirate Isle, by Bret Harte AK ToC -
A Description of the Master of Ballantrae AK ToC -
"The Grief of Henry Adams," by Allen Guttmann AK ToC G9
Poems for Analysis
Poems for Level 1
B-I-N-G-O ("There was a farmer") AK ToC  
"Sing a Song of Sixpence" AK ToC  
"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" AK ToC  
From William Wordsworth's  "Written in March" Text AK ToC   -
"Singing," by Robert L. Stevenson (98 %) AK ToC IG1
"Time to Rise," by Robert L. Stevenson AK ToC IG1
Carl Sandburg's "Sketch" AK ToC  -
Dickinson, Emily. "There is No Frigate Like a Book" AK ToC  -
Poems for Level 2
"Fog," by Carl Sandburg (100 %?) AK ToC -
Emily Dickinson's "Autumn" AK ToC -
Carl Sandburg's "Lost" AK ToC  -
Emma Lazarus's "The New Colossus" AK ToC -
William Blake's "London" AK ToC -
Poems for Level 3.1
Herford, Oliver, "The Elf and the Dormouse AK ToC  -
Edgar Fawcett's "To an Oriole" AK ToC -
Tolkien. "Bilbo's Last Song" AK ToC -
Joyce Kilmer's "Trees" AK ToC  -
Robert Frost's "Fire and Ice" AK ToC  -
Robert Frost's "Desert Places" AK ToC -
Poems for Level 3.2
Poe, Edgar Allan, "The Raven" (Selecttion 1)  AK ToC -
          Selection 2 AK " -
Robert Frost's "Revelation" AK ToC  -
Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" AK ToC  -
Poems for Level 4
Riley, James Whitcombe. "A Dream" AK ToC -
Donne, John."Holy Sonnet XIV" AK ToC -
Shelley, Percy Bysshe. "England in 1819" AK ToC -
Plays for Analysis
Plays for Level 1
"The Two Holes," from Augusta Stevenson's Children's Classics in Dramatic Form, Book One Text AK ToC IG1
Text of Augusta Stevenson's "The Hare and the Tortoise." Ex AK ToC IG1
Doc: Text Ex AK
Plays for Level 2
Plays for Level 3.1
Plays for Level 3.2
Plays for Level 4
Just for Fun
Just for Fun for Level 1
Q and A (Puns) AK ToC IG1
"Terror" (Joke) AK  ToC -
Just for Fun for Level 2
"Kindergarten Crash" AK ToC -
Women's Locker Room AK ToC -
Only in America... AK ToC -
Just for Fun for Level 3.1
Punny Humor AK ToC -
Tongue Twisters - Ex # 7 ("Which Witch") AK ToC -
The Blind Pilots AK ToC -
Tongue Twisters - Ex # 8 ("Canner") AK ToC -
Tongue Twisters - Ex # 4 ("The Two-Toed Tree-Toad") AK ToC -
A Fairy AK ToC -
A New Sign for the Church AK ToC -
Just for Fun for Level 3.2
Tongue Twisters Ex # 6 (A Fly and a Flee) AK ToC -
    This is an excellent short, probably entertaining, review exercise. It includes ellipsed (Imperative) "you"; "so" as a coordinating and as a subordinating conjunction; infinitives as direct objects; and the interjection or direct object option for explaining clauses.
"The Pillsbury Doughboy" AK ToC -
Just for Fun for Level 4
"A Motorcycle Accident" AK ToC -
"The Hokey Pokey" AK ToC -
"A Painter Called Wayne" AK ToC -
Dilbertisms Ex #1 AK ToC  -
Dilbertisms Ex #2 AK ToC  -
Nominations for the Chevy Nova Award [Notes]
Ex 1- # 1 - 3 AK -
Ex 2 - # 4 - 6 AK -
Ex 3 - # 7 - 9 AK -
Exercise 2 includes subordinate clauses that function as objects of prepositions, a subject, and direct objects. They all include verbals.