You don't say if you have a thesis statement or specific topic you need to write about. Always look at the literary elements, such as characters, setting, conflicts, or themes.
One of the main themes of the story is the search for one's identity. Your specific thesis statement could be: "In 'I Stand Here Ironing', the mother and daughter are searching for their identity." Use specific examples from the story, such as the daughter becomes "somebody" when she is on the stage acting. Another example is the mother is looking for her identity as a mother because she doesn't know how to help her daughter. They would go in your body paragraphs, paragraphs 2, 3, and 4.
A conflict in the story is the one between the mother and the daughter. You could say, "In the story, 'I Stand Here Ironing', the mother and daughter struggle to resolve the conflict between them." Use specific examples from the story to show the conflict they have, such as the mother's guilt over how she raised her daughter. Emily has no concern over her future, especially with her exams the next day.
Paragraph one is your introductory paragraph. Introduce the title, the author, your topic, and a bridge sentence to go into your body paragraphs. The last paragraph is your closing.