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 Abstract
* Dave's mother, who suffers from stomach cancer, has a nose bleed.
* Dave's mother asks him to pinch her nose to help stop the bleeding. Dave crawls onto the back of the couch so he can hold the nose and watch television at the same time.
* Dave calls the nurse who sometimes comes to the...
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