Wednesday, October 17, 2007

A Review of KISS Grammar

What is KISS grammar?

It is a different sort of grammar program than those you usually find out in the land of curriculum. It is based on real books and involves diagramming sentences and making your own exercises rather than lessons and filling in the blanks.

In the beginning most of the emphasis is on finding the subject and verbs. This is very important as one of the most common grammatical errors that people make is in subject verb agreement.

The lessons are meant to be done two to three times per week.

We are currently using the grade leveled workbooks and using grade two. It is based on a book called Bunny Rabbit's Diary but some lessons are drawn from the Elson Readers. At the third grade level many of the lessons are taken from the works of Beatrix Potter. Fourth grade draws heavily on Stuart Little and Robert Louis Stevenson poetry. Fifth grade draws on Just So Stories. Sixth grade on works mainly with Shakespeare, Aesop's, Dicken's and classic poetry.

We like to read the literature selections as our assigned reading to go along with the grammar.

How do you navigate the site?

1. Go to the KISS Grammar Website
2. Click on Grammar Workbooks
3. Page down to number 2. and click on grade level workbooks
4. The workbooks for grade two are complete in pdf form with the student workbook first and the teacher's guide second in the file. Grade three workbooks are being prepared for pdf. All other workbooks are available by clicking on the OL link for online.
5. When you page down within the OL version you will find links for each lesson online that you will be able to print out.
6. The lit selections are also available to print out through the OL link. Just click on the text link for each lesson.

KISS grammar can be found at KISS is free to use and available in pdf or online versions that you print out to use.


LisaWA said...

Interesting.... I will have to look over the site a bit more.... Thanks for sharing!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this. I've seen the site but had no idea as where to start. Are you still using this?

CloseAcademy said...

Your welcome, No, we are no longer using it. It was a bit too much work for my daughter and we are using something different but I still think that it is one of the best grammar programs out there.

Thanks for stopping by.


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