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.
Chapters 1 through 4 Abstract
* Theodore Johnson, an African American youth, is nicknamed Armpit because a scorpion bite in his armpit became infected.
* He is working in the mayor's yard digging holes, a job he is familiar with because of his time spent doing this in a detention center.
* After three years in the center and counseling, Armpit...
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