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 1-5 Abstract
* In the tenth month of pregnancy, the narrator's mother realizes she cannot feel the baby moving.
* The nuns at a convent assure her that the baby is simply getting ready to birth. Three days later she returns to the convent in labor.
* The mother is forced to wait for the nuns to finish...
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