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.
September, Chapters 1-3, (pg 1-24) Abstract
* "Among Schoolchildren" is a book about a fifth grade class in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
* The author spent a year observing the Kelly School classroom of Christine Zajac.
* The author explains the difficulties Mrs. Zajac faces in a poor neighborhood school.
* The experiences in Mrs. Zajac's classroom serve as a comment on...
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