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.
Chapters 1 & 2 Abstract
* The narrator recalls visiting his French grandmother in Russia. He flips through old photo albums and sees a scruffy-looking woman wearing a man's shapka.
* The narrator says his grandmother, Charlotte seemed to panic when he saw the picture and would not answer any questions about the woman in the picture.
* A second memory is...
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