Summarizing a story is one of those basic skills that children learn in elementary school. When they get to high school, they will have to summarize a story for every literature essay they write.
It is an essential skill students need to know.
Sometimes it feels overwhelming, but it shouldn’t be because there is a science behind it. Most summaries include the same basic information.
Below you will find a quick guide that explains how story summaries are organized. From short fairy tales to novels.
Included is a one-paragraph story summary that is labeled, identifying the various parts of a story summary.