This is a simple graphic organizer to help students visualize the plot of a book or story. I use it with my students when we are learning the parts of a fiction book- setting, plot, character, conflict, and resolution. Once they fill in each section, they can then easily write a paragraph summarizing the plot of any fictional story.
This could easily be used in an independent reading center to check that students are really reading and not wasting time. They would have to fill out this form after every book they read.