Are you looking for a way to teach characterization and conflict? This story is a great text to use! Students can create a character chart to display various characteristics as well as evidence from the text to prove their responses. They can create a conflict chart to track all of the conflicts in the story; this chart also makes students identify the type of conflict and the specific type.
This document contains the teacher's answer keys for the conflict chart and character chart created for the short story. I also have a PowerPoint presentation (67 slides) and an assessment dealing with this story for sale.