Because of their brevity, "The Jump" and "The Lady, or the Tiger?" make for great texts to use to introduce the short story as a genre. These stories are both of high interest to students as they feature life and death situations. The combination of length and theme make these stories particularly useful when short on time or when working with non-native speakers or reluctant or struggling readers. This packet features one page of reading comprehension questions for each story, a graphic organizer in order to help students make text-to-text connections between stories, and a list of 4 creative activities to help students make and defend inferences made while reading "The Jump."