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.
Chapter 1, The Rescue Abstract
* Dave hurries to finish the dishes so he can have his brother's leftover breakfast.
* Dave does not mind running to school because it gives him time to steal food from his classmates.
* Dave brings two peanut butter sandwiches and carrot sticks for lunch every day...
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