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.
Detailed Summary & Analysis Abstract
* Ms. Johnson and her daughter, Maggie, wait for Maggie's sister, Dee.
* Dee is coming to visit the family farm after a long absence.
* Ms. Johnson and Maggie have prepared the yard carefully for Dee's arrival so they can sit down comfortably in it together and stare up at the elm tree...
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