Story Chains provide visual links to each element. On each link, the students can write or illustrate the various story elements. In our classroom, we use the chains for retelling, summarization, comprehension and writing assessments. A text to self page is included. The chains can be used for classroom assignments and book reports. The suggested book for this file is Swimmy. It's a wonderful story about a brave little fish. It can be used with a ocean, beach, or summer theme.