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, Hunger and Cold Take Their Toll Abstract
* The People face starvation in the bleak winter.
* There is unusual cold and few animals to hunt.
* Hunters are fed first because hunting in the cold requires more energy.
Chapter 2, Let Us Die Trying Abstract
* The People have cared for two old women for many years.
* The old...
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