Charlotte Mason's Form III students wrote something called a precis. But what's that?
A precis (pronounced pray-see) is:
an abstract or epitome of the essential facts or statements of a work, retaining the order of the original - A Handbook to Literature by Harmon & Hollman
oral narration --> written narration --> summary --> precis
Again, a precis is written after reading a whole work, while a narration and a summary can be written after reading only part of a book. So, in some ways, it's similar to a book report. (In a lot of ways it's very different, but let's use the idea of a book report because we all know what that is.)
There are several ways to write precis (plural of precis is pronounced pray-seez), and I'm working on some future posts about this.
What about you? Do you have your child write precis?