Use this summary template to help teach your primary students how to write a summary using a classic story about never giving up.
The following prompts are at the top of each train car:
The story is about...Tell the main idea in one sentence.
First...Tell about the characters and setting. Who? Did What? Where?
Next...Tell about the problem.
Then...Tell how the characters try to solve the problem.
Finally...Tell how the problem is solved.
The Author Wrote the Story to...Tell about the central message
I was like the Little Engine when...Tell about a time when you tried your best and did not give up.
Directions for 2 different publishing options are included.