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.
Chipped Beef and A Plague of Tics Abstract
* Chipped Beef: At one point, the Sedaris sisters are kidnapped, and the family decides to allow the kidnappers to keep the girls since it is beneath their character to negotiate with terrorists.
* Mrs. Sedaris yells at David to stop dressing up the cat because the...
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