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
* Max describes his experiences with daycare and how he received the nickname "Kicker".
* Freak came to daycare and Max was awed by his crutches and leg braces.
* Max got a glimpse of Freak during the third grade peering out from a "cripple van".
Chapters 3 and 4 Abstract
* Grim and Gram notice how much Max...
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