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.
Part 1: Prologue and Chapters 1-2 Abstract
* Katie Morrison speaks about her Grandmother Morrison, who had a book rest fixed to her spinning wheel so she could read as she worked.
* Grandmother Morrison recognized the importance of education and urged all of her children to finish school.
* Katie recalls the last...
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