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: The Ice Breaks 1930s Abstract
* Dillon Freeman was just an infant when his father died because he was a labor organizer for a coal miners union.
* Dillon in now almost fifteen and lives with his mother, Carrie, in a mining community in West Virginia in the 1930s.
* Dillon's cousin, Rachel, is sixteen and has had...
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