This is a great skills-based activity that only takes up one class session! The document includes everything you need: the text "Story of an Hour", annotation guidelines, rigorous guiding questions, and a thesis statement prompt as the cherry on top. There is even a sample thesis statement and template for students who need the extra support.
I have used this with all levels, and it serves students well every time! The handout could be used as an in-class activity/mini-lesson or as a homework assignment. It is a great way to quickly assess students reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. It's also excellent essay prep since students are asked to write a thesis statement.