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.
Chapter 1, "Little Tree" Abstract
*The mother of Little Tree (a five-year old boy) dies a year after his father's death.
* His relatives discuss his future and decide that he must live with his grandparents.
* Granma and Granpa take Little Tree by bus on a long journey.
* On the bus, people laugh at Little Tree and his...
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