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.
Act 1 Abstract
* Lenny Magrath arrives home carrying groceries, a suitcase, and a saxophone case.
* She takes cookies and a candle out of the grocery bag, and attempts to light the candle so she can sing Happy Birthday to herself.
* Chick. Lenny's cousin and neighbor interrupts her, and Lenny hides the evidence of her celebration.
* Chick has...
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