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 narrator begins the story on December 27, 1908. The narrator, Dunny, is sledding with his friend Percy. Percy is mad because Dunny's old sled goes faster than his new one.
* Dunny goes home, and Percy follows, throwing snowballs at him.
* On Dunny's way home, he spots Mrs. Dempster and Rev. Dempster out for a walk...
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