This Retelling Guide gives students a format for retelling narrative text. It helps to give them starting points and visual shapes for reminders for what they should retell as important pieces to a story. This guide can also serve as a model for them to use to summarize a story as well. I have made these into bookmarks, wall size posters, etc for students to use to help them when retelling is such a difficult task for them to master without some type of scaffolding. The shapes take on a new meaning when the wording is removed and they become a visual reminder only. There are many activities and games that I have used with this guide and the smaller cards that come with it. I think it will be something you go to year after year to use for retelling with students. I have a modified version for information text as well. I have not posted it. Hope to get around to that soon! Enjoy!