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.
Pages 1 - 11 Abstract
* The story opens with twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding waking up in his grandparents' three-story boarding house on the first day of summer in 1928.
* They all live in Green Town, Illinois.
* Douglas believes this will be a special day because a spider web broke across his face when he passed through it.
Pages 12 - 25 Abstract
This section contains 2,471 words
(approx. 9 pages at 300 words per page)