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
* Hooks explained it is important that teachers understand their purpose is to nurture their students. Doing so will prompt teachers to use the best instructional methods, which will promote student participation in the learning process.
Chapters 2 & 3 Abstract
* According to Hooks, teachers must focus on encouraging independent thinking, as this is crucial to the success...
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