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
* A GATHERING OF DAYS is a journal written by Catherine Cabot Hall, who is thirteen years old when she begins in 1830.
* Catherine lives with her father and sister, Matty, in Meredith, New Hampshire.
* Catherine's mother and baby brother both died in childbirth.
* A neighbor woman, Mrs. Shipman, teaches Catherine and Matty fundamental household tasks...
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