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
* There are some pictures included in the first chapter of a school class of Rose's, Laura and Almanzo when they were married, and the lap desk.
* There was a 10-year drought in De Smet, South Dakota that ruined crops and closed the banks. The Wilders decided to move to Missouri.
Chapter 2 - South Dakota Abstract
This section contains 1,346 words
(approx. 5 pages at 300 words per page)