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, The Abstract
* Padre Pio was born in a small, poor village called Pietrelcina.
* There were conflicting reports about Padre Pio's childhood, but it appears he was very religious and healthy.
* Padre Pio decided to join the Capuchin Order, even though his parents wanted him to become a priest.
* Padre Pio attended private school to prepare...
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