This graphic organizer can be used for a variety of short stories. I used it for a short story which can be found on the internet, "Salt in His Shoes" for a unit on goal setting. There is also a T chart for identifying Michael Jordan's strengths and weaknesses as they are outlined in the short story written by his mother about his childhood. It is a cute short story that helps set the tone for goal setting. You can use these charts for other stories, though, and I hope they will be useful for your writing needs.