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The Decameron Overview & Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 122 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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Chapter Abstracts

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

* The style of this forerunner of the novel is a series of short tales told by ten young people who go to the country to escape the plague.
* The name of the book comes from Greek words that mean ten days; the people tell their stories each evening for ten days.
* The first tale...

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