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.
Rass Island Abstract
* The narrator describes the Chesapeake Bay and Rass Island, which will be a major backdrop for this story.
* The Bradshaws have lived on Rass Island for over two hundred years.
Chapter 1 Abstract
* The narrator says that neither she or her sister will remain on the island. Her mother is the last Bradshaw to...
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