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
* This story covers over 55 years in the lives of the Cleary family in the Australian outback.
* The setting is their home, Drogheda, a sheep station in the Outback.
* At the heart of the story is the romance between Meggie Cleary and Father Ralph, a Roman Catholic priest.
* Meggie is 4 when the story begins, and...
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