The Thorn Birds Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 129 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Buy The Thorn Birds Lesson Plans

Chapter Abstracts

Chapter 1

* 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 she is given a doll, Agnes, for her birthday.

* Two of her brothers attempt to destroy the doll until they are stopped by Frank, the eldest Cleary child.

* Fiona and Paddy Cleary are the mother and father of the Cleary family.

Chapter 2

* Paddy Cleary, the patriarch of the family, believes that young children should be in their own house only, so Meggie does not go to church on Sundays.

* Meggie and her brothers attend school at Sacred Heart in Wahine.

* Meggie befriends an Italian girl by the name of Teresa Annunzio.

* When Meggie...

(read more Chapter Abstracts)

This section contains 1,960 words
(approx. 7 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy The Thorn Birds Lesson Plans