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.
Chapters One and Two Abstract
* Tambu and her brother, Nhamo, walk to and from school together. Tambu really loves the journey, but Nhamo complains. It becomes clear that Nhamo is much more spoiled than his younger sister.
* Tambu discusses the watering holes where everyone in their village swims. The men and women swim separately, but the...
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