This reading guide works well as a precursor to any assessment on Ambrose Bierce's short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge." This five page document is ready to print and copy for student use. It contains clip art and is visually appealing. The questions will guide students through the story as they read keeping them focused on salient points without giving away the surprise ending but with enough attention to detail they can understand how Bierce gets there. Combine this with the Owl Creek Bridge Common Core Assessment to ensure students get full exposure to this classic piece of American Literature.