Trick your teacher into thinking you read the novel after reading this Slaughterhouse Five summary of chapters 3, 4 and 5.
Chapter 3: Billy time travels to 1967 where he has fallen asleep while giving an eye exam. Billy returns to World War II where German soldiers reenact his capture for a news crew. He returns to 1967 while driving to a Lion's Club meeting. Billy returns to his home and weeps while lying on his "magic fingers" bed. Billy falls asleep and is back in Luxembourg where he joins a larger group of POWs. He is herded into a train car to be transported to a work camp. He travels to the night he is kidnapped by Tralfamadorians.
Chapter 4: It is the night of Billy's daughter's wedding. Billy is nervous, knowing he will be kidnapped by Tralfamadorians in an hour. Billy watches a movie backwards and forwards. He is captured by aliens and learns there is no answer to the question "why." It just is. The acceleration of the spacecraft sends him back to the war on the train car. Billy must sleep standing up on account of his kicking and screaming. Weary dies two cars over. He blames Billy. Weary's friend, Paul Lazzaro vows revenge. The train reaches its destination. Billy time travels several times.
Chapter 5: Billy is in a zoo on Tralfamadore. He time travels to a prison camp in Germany, where he and his fellow prisoners are welcomed by British POWs. The British officers are soon disgusted by their behavior. The British perform Cinderella. Billy laughs uncontrollably, is drugged, and wakes up in 1948 in a mental hospital. After the war, Billy finds life meaningless. At the mental ward, he is introduced to science fiction writer Kilgore Trout.
Billy's mother visits and Billy covers his head with a blanket. He wakes up back in Germany, back to the veteran's hospital, to the zoo on Tralfamadore, to his wedding, and back to Germany where he wanders into a latrine where Vonnegut is pooping his brains out. Paul Lazzaro enters the hospital, having his arm broken by a British officer who caught him stealing cigarettes. He travels to 1968 and listens to his daughter's scolding, and to Tralfamadore where he meets actress Montana Wildhack, with whom Billy mates.