From Electric English...
Sculpture Sessions - This is an in school or at home project, in which, the students are asked to take a closer look at the short story, "The Fall of the House of Usher". And, then, to make a small sculpture or diorama of the Usher mansion. The students will then present their creations to the class in a short 1-2 minute presentation. Of course, if you do not have the time, you can always do away with the presentation aspect of the assignment. I will say, though, that it is always good to get the students up and speaking in front of one another as much as possible :)
NOTE: There is also a FREE copy of "The Fall of the House of Usher" in my store. Use it for whatever you need :)