In this 28 page guided lesson plan for the novel "Chains" by Laurie Halse Anderson you will find everything you need to begin your guided reading lesson with your entire class or a small group. The guide contains strategies to develope vocabulary comprehension strategies, methods to help students to make connections and develop ideas about reading as well as to write summaries. It contains detailed summaries of student assigned readings. The teacher leads students to complete a story map about the novel and to focus on the author's craft of writing. The plan incorporates best practices in reading: making connections, asking questions, conjuring visualizations, and developing ideas.