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
* Janie's neighbors are gathered on Pheoby's porch at sunset to gossip and tell stories.
* Janie returns to Eatonville, raising the curiosity of the community.
* Pheoby takes Janie something to eat and visits with her.
* Janie tells Pheoby that Tea Cake is "gone."
* Janie begins to tell Pheoby her story.
Chapter 2 Abstract
* Janie tells Pheoby...
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