ERIC Number: ED239209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Precis-Summary: Activity Guide.
Acton, Karen; Griffith, Judy
An activity unit for teaching students how to write a summary and a precis of a written work is presented. Instructions to the teacher for introducing and carrying out the unit are given along with a list of student objectives. Definitions of relevant terms are included. The activities, some of which are to be done individually and some with a partner or a group, include four introductory activities, five practice activities, and two evaluation activities. Nine attachments which can be photocopied or used as transparencies include a poem and student responses to the poem which can be used as an introduction to the unit; instructions for writing footnotes; an essay which is to be summarized; a summary and a precis of the essay; a list of steps involved in writing a precis; instructions for a precis-writing assignment; parts of the precis which should be reviewed before turning it in; and a review of the definition of a precis. This document is part of a collection of materials from the Iowa Area Education Agency 7 Teacher Center project. (DC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Area Education Agency 7, Cedar Falls, IA.