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
* While riding a train, David is reminded of his childhood.
* David's Aunt Mae came to live with his family when he was young, even though she stood out in their small town.
* David admits that Mae was his best playmate and that he didn't get along with other boys.
* Aunt Mae's boyfriend ended up...
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