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
* The novel opens on a small ranch in Salinas, California. Carl and his wife, Mrs. Tiflin, own the ranch and have a 10-year-old boy, Jody. Billy Buck, a ranch hand, also lives on the farm and helps out.
* Jody wants to help more on the farm but is not given much responsibility; he spends...
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