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
* Tom gets in trouble for stealing jam, gets in a fight with a new boy, and plays hooky from school in order to swim.
Chapter 3 Abstract
* Tom is sentenced to whitewash the fence on Saturday and tricks his friends into doing the work for him.
Chapters 4 and 5 Abstract
* Tom and his best friend...
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