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.
Broken Chain Abstract
* Broken Chain
* The protagonist in "Broken Chain" is Alfonso, who lives in an urban area with his Hispanic family.
* Alfonso's mother is typical as she is caring, protective, and somewhat demanding.
* Alfonso's father is conservative, introverted, and devoted to a local baseball team.
Baseball in April Abstract
* Alfonso's father's mood often depends on...
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