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
* Vera's parents met when her father took singing lessons from her mother's father.
* Vera grew up in a middle class environment.
* Vera had a happy, uneventful childhood - she liked to read and write.
* Vera's family moves to Buxton when she was eleven years old to be near good schools.
* Vera was sent to...
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