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.
Prologue, The Wheelchair Abstract
* Jean has spent the last 6 months in a hospital bed. He had a stroke on December 6th, and was in a coma for 20 days.
Prayer, Bathtime, The Alphabet Abstract
* Jean can only move his left eyelid, and dictated this book one letter at a time. He feels trapped in a diving bell...
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