This is short, easy to use template for summarizing fiction (there’s also one for non-fiction below). Ask students to practice filling in the blanks in this template using short stories, cartoons, movies, and television shows, then to do whole books or novels.
so (resolution)… .
Something (independent variable)…
happened (change in that independent variable)…,
and (effect on the dependent variable)…,
then (conclusion)… .
Great prompts for each line: Synonym, analogy, question, three attributes, alternative title, causes, effects, reasons, arguments, ingredients, opinion, larger category, formula/sequence, insight, tools, misinterpretation, sample, people, future of the topic
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