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.
Parts 1 and 2 Abstract
* In "Part 1, The Place," Colin Fletcher tells the reader facts about the Grand Canyon.
* Geologists believed the Canyon was formed over millions of years by the Colorado River.
Part 3, Chapters 1-5 Abstract
* Fletcher points out how slow the process was that formed the Canyon.
* The Canyon is still changing today.
Part 3, Chapters 6-10 Abstract
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