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 I: Pages 1 through 20 Abstract
* Esme Codell, at age 24, has begun work at a new public school under Mr. Turner.
* For now, Codell must tolerate mundane administrative tasks instead of teaching.
Part I: Pages 20 through 45 Abstract
* Mr. Turner is vain and insufferable, and Codell frequently butts heads with him.
* Codell's proposal for a "Fairy Tale Festival...
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