Chains Characters

Updated: 11/30/2020
Chains Characters
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Chains Lesson Plans

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

Teacher Guide by Liane Hicks

Chains is a historical fiction novel set in New York City in 1776. It is the first book in the “Seeds of America” trilogy. The story is told from the perspective of thirteen-year-old Isabel, an African-American girl who is enslaved. While Isabel fights for freedom for her and her younger sister Ruth, the Patriots are fighting against Great Britain during the Revolutionary War.


Chains

Storyboard Description

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson is a compelling story of courage in the face of overwhelming obstacles. It follows the life of Isabelle, a young enslaved girl, as she lives in New York City on the eve of the American Revolution. Here is a chart of the main characters in the story. Students can use this chart to analyze the characters traits, interactions and challenges.

Storyboard Text

  • Isabel
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the other main characters? What challenges does this character face?
  • Ruth
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the other main characters? What challenges does this character face?
  • Curzon
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the other main characters? What challenges does this character face?
  • Madam Lockton
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the other main characters? What challenges does this character face?
  • Master Lockton
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the other main characters? What challenges does this character face?
  • Becky
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the other main characters? What challenges does this character face?
  • Lady Seymour
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the other main characters? What challenges does this character face?
  • Colonel Regan
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the other main characters? What challenges does this character face?
  • Grandfather
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the other main characters? What challenges does this character face?