This short story is always one of my students' favorite texts. It is great to teach characterization, conflict, and suspense. This PowerPoint contains everything you need to teach the short story including slides on various types of conflict (including application), pre-reading activities, discussion activities, guided reading questions (with keys in the "notes" section), writing prompts, and an extension activity. I also have an assessment on this short story for sale. Created by Topgrump.