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 "Welcome to Thompson Park" Abstract
* Galadriel (Gilly) Hopkins is on her way to a new foster home.
* Her caseworker, Miss Ellis, is asking her to cooperate so this home works out for her.
Chapter 2 "The Man Who Comes To Supper" Abstract
* Some of the unpleasant history of Gilly's...
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