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.
Part 1: Chapter 1 Abstract
* The four sisters, Meg, Beth, Jo and Amy are introduced.
* They discuss how bleak their Christmas will be due to the war and their father being away
* Each sister's appearance is briefly described
* Marmee, the mother, arrives and the girls decide to get gifts for her, rather than each other.
* The girls receive...
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