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 play begins on a pier. It is mid-June and in the distance, the audience can hear music from a high school dance.
* Mr. and Mrs. Brown stroll along the pier with their son, Billy, talking about his plans to become an architect. Mr. Brown tells his son he wants him to take over...
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