Attached is a BLANK graphic organizer that can be used for any short story. Students will focus on literary elements such as: characters, setting, mood/atmosphere, symbolism, irony, imagery, conflicts (internal and external), foreshadowing, and the key parts of plots in a short story.
This graphic organizer also includes an area where students must determine and label characters as the protagonist/antagonist, flat/round, and static/dynamic. I've used this organizer for many short stories over the years, and it has helped students not only organize, but also "get into" the key elements of the story and determine the underlying theme and message for each.
I would highly recommend this organizer for students of ALL levels of understanding in order to aid in overall comprehension and literary analysis of the author's style for a variety of short stories.