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.
Section 1 Abstract
* Truman Capote learns the true meaning of Christmas through his older cousin.
* Truman Capote's story takes the reader down Memory Lane to show how his cousin touched his life.
* The 60-year-old distant cousin considers 7-year-old Truman her best friend.
* The woman and Truman spend time together because they have no other friends.
Section 2 Abstract
This section contains 848 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)