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
* Gandalf selects the respectable and seemingly unadventurous hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, to take part in an adventure, knowing that he has adventurous ancestry.
* Bilbo invites Gandalf to tea in an attempt to avoid involvement in the adventure.
* In response to a secret sign made by Gandalf on Bilbo's door, thirteen dwarves arrive unexpectedly and without...
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