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 | Chapter 2 Abstract
* Mattie and her mother live above and operate the Cook Coffeehouse.
* Mattie is awakened by her mother's repeated shouts to wake up.
* It is a hot and unpleasant August day and Polly, the serving girl, is late for work.
* Mattie is informed that she will have preform both her own and Polly's chores...
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