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.
Chapter 1 Abstract
* The Baudelaire children arrive with Mr. Poe at the Prufrock Preparatory School.
* The Baudelaires watch the children at the school running around outside the building.
* The school looks very dark and dreary and Mr. Poe leaves the children as they go to meet their new principal.
* The school motto, 'Memento Mori', translates to 'Remember...
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