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.
* In this introduction, Torey explains her motivation for writing this story.
She is motivated by love for her students and the bond she is able to establish with Shelia.
Torey says that a lot of people would find her job frustrating and sad, but she doesn't pity her students.
Chapter 1 Abstract
* She prefers to...
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