My students are always in need of ways to organize the ideas and events in a story. I have created a few graphic organizers for summarization, and the BEGINNING, MIDDLE, and END Story Outline seems to be working the best.
In the top three boxes, students can complete a quick sketch of the events and then follow the bottom boxes with written responses.
You can modify using sentence starters, sentence frames or let them have at it in teams or solo. :)