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.
The Country Stories Abstract
* "Barn Burning" is the story of a man named Abner who is accused of ruining the crops of a farmer named de Spain. In retaliation, Abner decides to burn down de Spain's farm.
* Abner's son, Sarty, learns of his father's plan and warns de Spain. He hears gunshots...
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