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
* Housekeeping is the story of two sisters coming of age in an isolated mountain town.
* The narrator, Ruth, and her younger sister, Lucille, rely on each other to survive.
* Ruth's grandfather comes to the mountains from the west. He gets a job working on the railroad, marries, and builds a house in Fingerbone.
This section contains 2,550 words
(approx. 9 pages at 300 words per page)