Somebody Wanted But So Then

4 04 2011

This is a great summary strategy that you can have kids do with a short story, class novel, literature circles or individual reading books. I have the kids take the three main characters from their story and write their names in the somebody section. They then fill out what that character wanted but then what happened so then this happened. Then I have them write a brief summary of the story at the bottom. I find this is a good way for me to assess student’s reading when they are all working on their 30 book challenge. I included the chart below:

SWBST Strategy

Name:

Somebody Wanted But So Then
 

 

       
 

 

 

       
 

 

 

       
Write your summary here:

 

 

 

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