Precis Practice

Precis Group Practice for 2009 Prose Passage

This is a formative assessment and will be assessed as a group grade.

*Note. You may want to take out your handout on how to write a precis if you’re rusty.

Directions.

  • Get into groups of 3 and sit in a circle.

  • Take out the 2009 prose passage on Ann Petry’s “The Street” and chunking handout

  • Each person should take out a piece of paper.

  • Each person should write the first sentence of a precis.

  • Rotate papers to the left.

  • Each person should add the second sentence of the new precis in their hands.

  • Rotate papers to the left.

  • Each person should add the third sentence of the new precis in their hands.

  • Rotate papers to the left.

  • Each person has the originally precis s/he started with.

  • Read them all aloud and decide which one you want to turn in for credit.

  • Make sure all group member’s names are on the precis being turned in.