A Psycholinguistic Model of How the Human Brain Processes Language by Dr. Ed Vavra
This model has been redone (and amplified) as a 19-page MS Word document. Click here to get a copy. If there are requests, I can also post it here as an Adobe pdf file.
     The following is a model of how the human brain processes language. Almost everything in the KISS approach is based on this model, including such things as why "errors" are errors. Once students have seen the model, much of their later instruction will make more sense to them. (They need not understand the details of the model when they first see it.) To my knowledge, no other approach to teaching grammar in our schools has any such theoretical base.

--Dr. Ed Vavra


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