I created this chart to help students retell or write summaries of texts they read. As a reading specialist I work with many students in small groups or 1:1. Many of my students used this chart as a reference point when I began working with them on retelling stories and summarizing. As I scaffold their instruction I usually start to slowly offer it less and less until they can remember all of the important parts to include in each genre. For some classes I have also enlarged it to a poster size to display in my classroom.