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
* One day in 1768 in the Maine woods, Matt and his father finally complete building the cabin for their family who has not yet moved there from Massachusetts.
* Matt's father shows him how to keep track of time by cutting a notch on a stick for each day.
Chapter 2 Abstract
* Matt can hunt, fish and...
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