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.
Pat Hobby's Christmas Wish Abstract
"Pat Hobby's Christmas Wish"*
* On Christmas Eve, Pat Hobby is still working at the studio for less than half the salary that he used to.
* Pat chats nostalgically with a man from the scenario department before returning to his office.
* The secretary Pat had been waiting for has finally arrived, and...
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