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New Review Helen Keller: An Inspiring Life (Biography Mini-Book)
Inspire young readers with this printable biography of Helen Keller. Including a timeline, glossary, and realistic illustrations with supporting captions, this is a great resource for not only teaching children about this amazing American, but for familiarizing them with common features of informational text.
K - 4th Language Arts 25 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Helen Keller Language Arts Lesson Plan
The story of Helen Keller is compelling because it shows readers that a person can overcome almost any obstacle. A picture book describing Helen's life is used to address several language standards, such as using key details, identifying main idea, and using illustrations to describe setting events.
1st Language Arts 18 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Special Traits: Alabama quarter reverse
Who knew a state quarter could say so much? Alabama's quarter is embossed with an image of Helen Keller, pupils will use this image to think about what the phrase "Spirit of courage" means. They will use a graphic organizer to differentiate physical and character traits, read about Helen Keller, and make a Helen Keller mobile.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 6 Views 13 Downloads
Disability in the Media Lesson Plan: Braille
Students determine the workings of the Braille alphabet and how people with visual impairments learn how to use it. In this Braille lesson, students study the associated vocabulary, read about Helen Keller, and complete associated worksheets about Braille.
3rd - 5th Health 22 Views 54 Downloads
Using Your Senses
Here is a terrific lesson that uses a special State Quarter as a learning tool. This one uses the Alabama State Quarter. During this lesson, pupils learn about their five senses. They make observations about what is in paper bags using senses other than sight and hearing.
K - 1st Science 22 Views 100 Downloads
Form an Opinion Based on Facts
Explore fact and opinion through higher level thinking and literacy. Kids listen to the beginning of A Picture Book of Helen Keller by David A. Adler and identify facts in the text. They follow along as the teacher models how to form an opinion based on textual facts.
1st Language Arts 15 Views 136 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Zoom-In: Famous Women in US History- Pocahontas, Betsy Ross, Helen Keller, Susan B. Anthony and Rosa Parks
Third graders consider famous women in history. In this notable women lesson, students watch a slide show about Pocahontas, Betsy Ross, Helen Keller, Susan B. Anthony, and Rosa Parks. Students will complete a worksheet and discuss how these women have been important figures in American history.
3rd Social Studies & History 5 Views 14 Downloads
A Girl Named Helen Keller
Students explore human behavior by reading a biography about Helen Keller. In this learning disabilities lesson, students read the book A Girl Named Helen Keller and identify the diseases she was stricken with and the determination it took to achieve success.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 32 Views 74 Downloads
Introduce Vocabulary: A Picture Book of Helen Keller (Adler)
The story of Helen Keller is a fascinating one for young scholars; use it to practice reading comprehension and new vocabulary as learners listen to you read David Adler's picture book (hint: this strategy can be applied to any book). Pre-teach new words you will focus on: lectured, handicaps, constant, and compassion.
K - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 47 Downloads
Bits of Braille
Intended to build an understanding of Braille in a general education classroom. They read the book Helen Keller then write their names using a braille website. Many interesting web links are included. Could be used for a general or special education class.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Do you recognize these famous people? Examine the lives of famous Americans like Helen Keller and Thomas Jefferson. To accomplish this, your class will study the contributions made by the famous people listed here. They will identify the pictures of these Americans and explain the importance of the republican form of government.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 92 Downloads
Helen Keller- Book Marks
Students learn about the life of Helen Keller. In this cultural and disability awareness instructional activity, students read a biography about Helen Keller and discuss the differences in her life and theirs. Students discuss which sense they would want to give up and write how living without sight or hearing would change their lives.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 4 Views 31 Downloads
Developing Reading Fluency: Beginning the End of Unit 2 Assessment
Third graders continue to develop their reading fluency in preparation for their assessment in the tenth lesson of this unit. Young readers are provided with a short passage on Helen Keller, which they use while working in pairs reading and providing feedback on each other's fluency.
2nd - 5th Language Arts 136 Views 73 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Historical Figure Picture Book
Here is a really fun way to teach historical fiction and research at the same time. The class researches the life of Annie Sullivan and then uses facts from her life to create a historical fiction where they are time travelers going back to the turn of the century.
4th - 5th Language Arts 24 Views 30 Downloads