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.
* Carol Stack begins studying the poor black families of the Flats.
* In past studies people had found the people they would study by going to the leaders of the community.
Chapter 1: The Flats Abstract
* The problem with this was that the people being studied would ended up being the pillars of the community.
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