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
* The story opened as Mary Karr, age seven, trembled on a bare mattress in the basement of her family home while the town doctor tried to figure out what was wrong with her. Lecia, Mary's sister, pretended to sleep in the doctor's arms.
* Mary's father was working at the local refinery when the doctor...
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