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.
First Marking Period (through page 14) Abstract
* It's Melinda Sordino's first day of high school, and she boards the school bus with a stomachache and a sense of fear.
* Her friends from middle school glare at her and she sits alone.
* None of her friends are speaking to Melinda anymore. Melinda hears a bunch of kids laughing...
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