This detailed chapter log is used to accompany the novel, The Tale of Despereaux, By Kate DiCamillo. There are several comprehension questions for each chapter. The comprehension questions are not surface based, but rather deep questions which require critical thinking skills. The chapter log is aligned to the Common Core Standards and focuses on skills such as making inferences, characterization, context clues, cause and effect, point of view, compare and contrast, sequencing, and story elements. There is also a major focus on finding and providing textual evidence to support responses. This chapter log promotes a true understanding of the book and enhances this well-loved story!