As per CCSS, students need to be able to identify the main events in the narration of a plot. This tri-fold gives them a format for separating the main events in one chapter from the descriptive, dialogue, and other aspects of a narration. They are also a good break for literature circles.
This file includes one "inside" format, which essentially becomes an outline for the chapter, and three "outsides" for variety.
In addition, there is a one page handout for students to summarize the story, starting with setting, exposition - and continuing to the denouement.
I include fun character book marks plus a word search for early finishers.
Usable with interactive notebooks.