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 One: First Lady Abstract
* Eleanor Roosevelt had not wanted to be First Lady, but she rose to the challenge.
Chapter Two: Poor Little Rich Girl Abstract
* Challenges had been Eleanor's instructors in the past, as her parents died by the time she was ten.
Chapter Three: Mademoiselle Souvestre Abstract
* According to Freedman, there was an...
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