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.
Section 1 Abstract
* The Whites are waiting for a friend at the beginning of the book and are complaining about the harsh weather.
Section 2 Abstract
* Mr. White and his son are playing Chess. Mr. White makes a mistake and tries to hide it from his son, but can't, and he loses.
Section 3 Abstract
* Sergeant Major Morris comes...
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