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.
The Children's Hour, Act 1 Abstract
* Act I of "The Children's Hour" opens with student Peggy reading from Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" while Mrs. Mortar listens and the other girls sew.
* Mary arrives late for class, but tells Mrs. Mortar that she was picking flowers for her.
* One of the teachers, Karen, enters and confronts Mary...
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