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
* Kino awakes moments before dawn and sees his wife Juana already awake and watching him.
Chapter 2 Abstract
* Juana wakes their son Coyotito carefully and prepares for the day ahead.
Chapter 3 Abstract
* Just after breakfast, a scorpion falls into Coyotito's crib and stings him.
Chapter 4 Abstract
* Coyotito screams and Juana tries to suck the poison...
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