Day 3

The Cherry Orchard Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Life of Anton Chekhov

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion


    Students will learn more about the author and examine ways in which the author's experiences are reflected within the work.

    Common Core Standards:



    Give the students a few minutes in class to briefly research the life of Anton Chekhov. (The "About the Author" page from this guide might be helpful here.) Point out the parallels between the world the author lived in and the world he depicts in The Cherry Orchard. Which character or characters from The Cherry Orchard have the most in common with the play's author?

    As a class, make a list of parallels between...

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