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, In Which I Learn My Letters Abstract
* Juan is a slave boy. When he is 5, his mother dies, and he begins his work as a pageboy. His mistress is kind to him.
* Zarema left Juan a bracelette and hoop earrings given to her by Juan's father. Juan's mistress gives him the earrings and teaches him...
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