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.
The Rockpile Abstract
* The Rockpile
* The rockpile is a pile of rocks that lies across the street from the Grimes' apartment.
* The boys are told never to play on the rocks for the subway underneath will crash and kill the people inside.
* Every Saturday, John and Roy watch other boys play on the rocks from their...
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