Ambrose Bierce’s Civil War story will fascinate your students as they delve into the psychological aspects of war.
This lesson will take more than one class period depending on how many of the activities you choose to complete.
You can do as many or as few of the worksheets as you want. Some can be assigned as homework.
If you do the entire unit, your students will
• Complete pre-reading vocabulary and take quiz.
• Read a short paragraph of background information and write a journal topic or thought question.
• Read the story.
• Answer close reading questions with emphasis on making inferences.
• Complete graphic organizers over similes, personification, and foreshadowing.
• Write a paragraph explaining at least two symbols that the Owl Creek Bridge represents.
• Write two paragraphs on higher order thinking questions concerning synthesizing and evaluating.
• Take an Objective Quiz.