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.
Chapters 1-2 Abstract
* Ann Burden can see smoke in the distance, convincing her that someone is coming toward her small valley.
* Ann has been alone in her valley since shortly after the war.
* Ann's family and another couple went outside the valley to gather news, but they never came back.
* The valley is almost completely untouched...
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