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.
Summer 1987, Chapter 1 | Summer 1987, Chapter 2 Abstract
* This is the true story of two brothers living in the Henry Horner projects of Chicago over a two-year period.
* The first chapter details a trip to the railway tracks and points out how mundane events become exciting adventures for underprivileged children.
* Chapter 2 introduces the Rivers family and the impoverished community...
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