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, Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Abstract
* The first chapter describes the Salinas Valley in California, where a majority of this book takes place.
* Samuel Hamilton moves there with his wife, Liz. Their home has poor soil, but Samuel is an honest woodworker and blacksmith.
Part 1, Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 Abstract
* Adam Trask gets a large ranch in the area with...
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