Summarizing Strategy Somebody wanted but so

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? 

 

Example: 

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

 

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