Ambrose Bierce
Lesson plans and teaching resources for An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and other stories

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"A Rose for Emily" eNotes Lesson Plan
Summary, analysis, criticism, historical context, key quotations, discussion questions, writing topics, assessments, more.

Ambrose Bierce
On this page, a brief biography. Follow the links to teaching ideas, discussion questions, and archieved support materials for "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge."

"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce
Downloadable text of the story in multiple formats, including EPUB, Kindle, and plain text.

Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, and the Unreliable Narrator
Students consider a variety of narrative stances as they analyze how Bierce and Poe utilize narration in "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and "The Tell Tale Heart."

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
In this lesson students use "fix-it" strategies while reading; they use examples from the text to strengthen an interpretation of it; and they compare and contrast a text with a film version. Designed for 11th grade.

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Study Guide
Extensive analysis of the story, including discussion of point of view, themes, allusions, imagery, and possible writing prompts.

Things Aren't Always What They Seem
Using "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" as model text, students explore foreshadowing, setting, and imagery, point of view, and inference.

"The Eyes of the Panther"
Introduction and text of the story. Follow links to read in Google Docs or PDF format.

"A Horseman in the Sky"
Introduction and text of the story. Follow links to read in Google Docs or PDF format. Consider pairing with Jack London's equally ironic short story, "War."

"A Horseman in the Sky" vocabulary
36 words presented in context and with definitions. Click on each word for more information, including pronunciation and recent usage.

"The Moonlit Road"
Introduction and text of the story. Follow links to read in Google Docs or PDF format.

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