A multi-sensory worksheet to help your students practice summary. Students first draw the events in a story, then turn their drawings into sentences.
This template is designed to help with the comprehension portion of a reading lesson. I have used it for years in a middle school small group reading intervention class. It helps students talk about and sequence what they have read, as well as work on constructing a summary. If the text is leveled, students can generally write the summary themselves, though you may need to assist with high-frequency words. This strategy works great for building confidence in reading ability, as well as in comprehension. Depending on the size of your group, this lesson can easily take 50 minutes.