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.
Part 1: The Seventh Day Abstract
* The story begins on the morning of John Grimes' 14th birthday.
* John lives in Harlem with his religious family. His father is a preacher.
Part 2: The Prayers of the Saints, Chapter 1: Florence's Prayer Abstract
* John wakes up remembering that today is his birthday. He feels guilty because because the previous day...
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