Prepared by Julie Vitulano
Topic: Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov
Grade: 9 English
Aim: How can we prepare to attend a performance of Uncle Vanya?
Instructional Objectives: Students will be able to use the Internet to get background information on Anton Chekhov and a summary of the play; they will be able to use the dictionary and encyclopedia on their Internet provider service; they will be able to write their findings into a report and e-mail it to their teacher.
Materials: Computer with Internet access, word processing program, notebook, pen, marker board.
Do Now: Find the dictionary and encyclopedia on your Internet provider.
Motivation: Which of the following websites will give us a summary of the plot of Uncle Vanya?
Note: The Comptons has an appropriate biography for high school level. Since there is also a picture of him, the students may also describe his physical appearance.
4. Finally, they type their report on the word
processor that will
be sent via e-mail to their teacher.
Homework: Based on the summary write a dialogue between Uncle Vanya and Yelena.
Extension: Chose a quote from the second website on Chekhov and write about what kind of man he probably was based on the quotation.