When students are asked to retell or summarize a story they usually start by writing: “The characters are … The setting is... Then continue in the same manner.
The organizational frames included in this packet, give your students a more interesting way to introduce their writing –as opposed to listing characters, setting, etc.
In this packet you will find: a Plot Structure Chart, a Retelling Organizer and a Summary Organizer. Examples and directions for use are included.
I have found these materials extremely helpful for students in understanding plot, and distinguishing between beginning, middle and end.