The classic short story "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant!
First, there is a 9-page handout where this classic story is on the left-hand side of the page. On the right, there are comprehension "aids": new vocabulary is defined, some comprehension "check" questions are given with room for brief answers to make sure students are understanding AS they read, and some words are picked out for the students to define themselves. Essentially, students are expected to understand what's going on DURING the reading, so that they don't get to the end and have no idea what happened! You can read the story aloud with students OR have students read on their own. There are a couple pictures included to help the visual learners (such as areas of France), as well.
Second, there is a handout that lays out three specific examples of why this story is ironic. The handout/discussion is ideal if completed as a class and I think it really helps students understand irony. Visual learners may benefit from this handout, too. There is an answer key for this document.
Third, there is a handout with five questions about the story. Students are even asked to go back and find a quote from the story to back up their answer.
Fourth, there is a handout outlining a possible 1- (or 2-) page organized paper to be written by the students. There is a question, a small table to jot down notes, instructions for their thesis, etc.
This document is in pdf format to keep the formatting, but if you would like a Word document (so that you can edit it further for your own use), please let me know!