Use this strategy to help you summarize a fictional story. You might need to repeat the pattern: somebody, wanted, but, so several times.
Somebody: the character
Wanted: What did they want to do or accomplish?
But: BUT, what happened? The character will not solve his/her problem on the first try. What stood in his/her way of being successful?
So: SO, what did the character do as a result of the BUT?
Somebody: the big, bad wolf
Wanted: to eat the little pigs
But: the first 2 little pigs escaped and he couldn't blow down the brick house
So: the wolf tried to go down the chimney and ended up falling in the pot of boiling water