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, Wandering Abstract
* Langston Hughes never considered himself a poet until the age of fourteen.
* Since Langston was black, and black people were supposed to have rhythm, Langston's classmates assumed he would be a good poet; he delivered his first poem on graduation day.
* Hughes had a mixed family history; Langston Hughes was born in Joplin...
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