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.
A Perfect Day for Bananafish Abstract
* Muriel Glass is sitting in her Florida hotel room, waiting for the phone lines to open up to connect a long distance call to her mother in New York.
* While Muriel waits for the call, she paints her fingernails and reads a magazine, both at a slow and relaxed pace...
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