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.
Tank, the Water Buffalo, and My Cousin Abstract
* Nhuang's family owned a rice farm in Vietnam. He remembers one of the water buffaloes they used to till the land dying, and his father having to buy another one from the market. The new buffalo had to be both patient and strong.
* Nhuong called the new buffalo...
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