The chapter study covers CCSS RL.4.1, RL.4.2, and RL.4.3. The study is organized so you cover the standard with a mini lesson and you read two chapters to complete the graphic organizer. There are quotes on each page to help visualize the story. This story has a strong female lead and takes place in New Mexico. It is a great story to use to discover the Hispanic Southwest. It talks about death, magic and spirituality.