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 10-year-old girl thinks about death and dying as the family stays at another home while their roof is being repaired.
* From the yard of the girl's house, she can see a cemetery and specks of people in the distance.
* The girl's mother explains that when the people...
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