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 Early Married Life of the Morels Abstract
* Mrs. Morel has been married for 8 years but has only been happy for 6 months.
* Mrs. Morel is pregnant with her third child and is not happy about it.
* Mr. Morel is an alcoholic and in a drunken state, locks Mrs. Morel out of the house for a while...
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