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.
Introduction: The Roseto Mystery Abstract
* An outlier is something that is classified differently from other items in its similar group, such as a city that is different from other cities.
* Gladwell's first example of an outlier is the town of Roseto, Pennsylvania in the first half of the 20th century.
* Roseto was founded by Italian immigrants...
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