2. Writing - Discuss in depth the relevance of the title "Midnight Snack."
3. Writing - Write a letter to the author Tobias Wolff from "Bullet in The Brain."
5. Writing - Compare and Contrast "Animal Farm" with "The Russian Revolution."
10. Creative - Top 10 list - list ten things you have learned from the story "Emergency."
13. Writing - Write the diary of the character Lynne from "Gas Man."
14. Creative - Make a poster for "The Lottery." Include Characters and Important images.
19. Writing - Write a response to a comment made online regarding the story "The Lottery."
29. Writing - Trading places. Write a one-page paper explaining why you would or would not like to change places with Tessie Hutchinson from "The Lottery".



http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_importance_of_short_stories
Humans need stories like humans need air.

Short stories are important because they can be read in a short period, and can provoke a reader into thought, consideration and sometimes action -- as can all stories.