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.
Chapters 1-3 Abstract
* Vanya finds out from his parents that his name is now Itzak Shlomo and that his family, although non-religious and originally Russian through and through are now converting to Judaism and leaving the country
* Vanya's father explains that he is changing their lives for him, to give Vanya a better chance at life...
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