This is probably my favorite short story to teach ALL YEAR! I love the reactions that I get from my students as they slowly start to figure out and accept the outcome of this plot twisting short story.
Use this reading guide to aid your students' comprehension of the story. Reading guide includes comprehension level questions as well as vocabulary, figurative language, literary elements, and background questions.
Side notes in the guide help students to understand the context of the story as well as Ambrose Bierce's relationship to the Civil War. Reading guide starts with biographical questions about Bierce's life, writing, and death.
Pair this product with my end-of-lesson activity - "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge GIST" - to foster student writing ability as well to encourage reflection.