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.
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* The Savilles move into a dilapidated farmhouse. Ellen hates the house, but Harry tries to make the most of it.
* The Savilles have a son named Andrew who is very outgoing even at a young age.
* Andrew falls ill and Ellen and Harry decide to watch him for a day or...
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