A visual aid for helping students determine what information from a story to include in a summary. Use as a guide, a template, or an organizer. I designed this during a small group lesson when the students were having trouble understanding what a summary was. I was grasping at straws and said, "It's like the bones of the story, the most important parts, like your skeleton, it holds it together. I sketched the skeleton and descriptions, and it worked! I hope you can use it and have success too.