Teaching Resource

Summarising a Story Flipbook

PDF | 2 pages|Grades: 1 - 4

A template for students to use when summarising a story.

Writing a story summary in a logical order is a skill that does not always come naturally to students. It is helpful for students to use a scaffold to plan their summary.

This resource adheres to the summarising strategy: Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then.

  • Somebody: Who is the main character?
  • Wanted: What did the main character want?
  • But: What was the problem?
  • So: How was the problem solved?
  • Then: How did the story end?

After using this template to create their summary flipbook, students can then extend upon their ideas to write a more complex summary paragraph.

To use this resource, provide the students with both pages. Students cut along the dotted lines of the first page, and glue the left edges of the two pages together. This will create a flipbook for students to use for summarising.

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Claire Michell

This is a great resource!

Claire Michell · Feb 28th, 2021

Paul (Teach Starter)

Thanks, Claire! We’re glad you like it!

Paul (Teach Starter) · Mar 1st, 2021

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