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 Abstract
* The story opens with Ellen's thoughts of killing her father.
* Ellen goes on to say that she never had to follow through with the murder because her father drank himself to death.
* Ellen then tells about her new life as a ward of the county.
* As a foster child Ellen is properly fed, clothed...
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