Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapters 1 and 2 Abstract
* Tomie and his family live in an apartment, and Tomie is excited for the house his father is building.
Chapters 3 and 4 Abstract
* Tomie is in kindergarten when the story begins. Buddy, his brother, is 4 years older than him.
Chapters 5 and 6 Abstract
* A hurricane hits Connecticut in 1938, which is very rare. Tomie and his...
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