Each week my students are given a story to read in their textbook.
After they read this story they need to fill out a "Short Story Form" that I have honed over the years.
For each story they read they must identify:
Major and Minor Characters
The parts of plot
Tone and Mood
Point of view
Static and Dynamic Characters
Summary of the story (I have a format they must write their summary in on the form)
On the form itself each of these items are define for them (in case they forget) and leaves a place for them to input their answers.
This has worked great for me (and other people must like it because my co-workers are all using it now too!)