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 One: Sacred Ground Abstract
* In "Chapter One: Sacred Ground," James, his brothers, and mother went to Iwo Jima to the site of the flag raising.
* John never told his family about war time or that he received the Navy Cross.
Chapter Two: All-American Boys Abstract
* Iwo Jima was the bloodiest battle in the Pacific.
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