Students LOVE this story! It has great examples of IRONY in it and it's not too long to read...hence the title.
This worksheet has students create a cartoon (fun!) that shows the plot of the story. They only get 5 boxes to tell the story, so they must choose the most important plot points. They must also caption each illustration. The rest of the sheet asks students to use evidence from the text to show what each character's personality is like, explain how irony is used three times in the story, explain the symbolism in the springtime setting of the story and also explain the story's theme.
The quiz is 10 questions long and assesses understanding of the plot, theme, irony, and characters.
The story only takes my class one hour to read. Because the worksheet has them using direct evidence from the text, that will take them 30 mins to an hour, depending on their skills.