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.
Act 1 Abstract
* The play opens early in the morning on Labor Day in a small Kansas town.
* All the events take place on the porches of two homes.
* Mrs. Flo Owens and her daughters, Madge and Millie, live in one house and Mrs. Helen Potts and her invalid mother live in the neighboring house.
* Mrs. Potts...
This section contains 1,300 words
(approx. 5 pages at 300 words per page)