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.
The Island, Chapter 1 Abstract
* James and his colleagues debate his not seeing the Acropolis.
The Island, Chapter 2 Abstract
* James visits his wife and son on Kouros.
The Island, Chapter 3 Abstract
* James wonders where Kathryn and Tap will go when the dig is over.
The Island, Chapter 4 Abstract
* James, Kathryn, and Owen talk for an evening.
The Island, Chapter 5 Abstract
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