This could be used for a mini lesson on Writing: Beginning Middle End. It will help the students understand what needs to happen in each section of their story. This can also be an organizer for them to use while they begin to write their story.
This year I decided to combine the retelling roller coaster with the 5 finger retelling rules, because they go hand in hand. Now the kiddos know to use their fingers and when they get to their ring finger they know to do the roller coaster and remember details from the beginning, middle and end of the story.