From Electric English...
This is a template for short sustained research that you can assign the students to do at home and then apply to whatever else you are working on in class :) It helps; trust me :) Plus, the students love any excuse to work and play on-line.... This particular activity is focused on the life and accomplishments of Shirley Jackson.
NOTE: There is a FREE copy of "The Lottery" in my store under the heading, Short Story Analysis - The Lottery. Use it for whatever you need :)