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 | Chapter 2 Abstract
* Huckleberry Finn introduces himself as the story's narrator.
* He briefly recalls the way he and Tom Sawyer became rich.
* He describes his new life with the Widow Douglas.
* Tom Sawyer arrives and he and Huck play a joke on Miss Watson's slave, Jim.
* They start a gang and plan adventures.
Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 Abstract
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