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
* Pearl introduces her extended family, the Kwongs.
* Roger Kwong is getting married for the third time and having an engagement party.
* Pearl does not want to go, but resigns herself out of a sense of duty.
* Great Auntie Du dies at age 97, and her funeral...
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