Common Core Aligned - This guide includes worksheets for the entire novel. Worksheets guide students through the reading of Chains, asking them to practice abbreviated close readings on short passages and analyze themes, figurative language, and author's purpose. Each question is labeled with the coordinating Common Core standards. Questions can be done individually but work great in cooperative learning, guiding small group discussions. The forty-five chapters are divided into worksheets with 5 chapters covered per worksheet.