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.
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* Carlos' family works hard farming.
* Carlos' brother comes home from the war in Europe and marries a girl. Because she is not a virgin, a crowd gathers and whips Leon, his father and the new bride. Leon and his bride move away.
* Carlos' family does not all live together. Carlos and...
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