Students use a hand graphic organizer to summarize a story. They think about the characters, the problem in the story, the main events, and the solution to the problem.
SOMEBODY: Say the character’s name.
WANTED: Say what the character wanted.
BECAUSE: Say why that was important to the character.
BUT: Say what the problem was.
SO: Say how the problem was solved.
Clipart images are used for primary grades including a picture of characters for SOMEBODY, a genie's lamp for WANTED, and a question mark for BUT.
In my classroom, I enlarged this document and laminated for use with white board markers. I also created a SmartBoard document for whole class review.