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Sixth graders study about Helen Keller through Internet Sites by reading part of her autobiography and by reading quotations taken from her writings. They write a paragraph using supporting information learned from these sources.
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. After they explore their texts they'll discuss the importance of including or making friends with children with disabilites. 
In this Helen Keller worksheet, students read a speech that was delivered by Helen Keller in 1925. Students answer 8 true and false comprehension questions.
Third graders consider famous women in history. In this notable women instructional activity,  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.
In this Helen Keller worksheet, students read about the life of the activist, then complete a variety of comprehension activities. An answer key is included.
Young scholars describe several obstacles overcome by Helen Keller and identify adversity in their own lives and think about their views of dealing with it and ways of overcoming it.
Students explore human behavior by reading a biography about Helen Keller. In this learning disabilities lesson plan, 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. Students define a list of vocabulary terms from the book and answer study questions.
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. After the story is finished they write a paragraph including at least two facts which they will use to form their own personal opinions. 
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. This may be a great opportunity to have a deaf special guest come in and share what they think about Helen Keller and the spirit of courage.
Students are introduced to the contributions of Helen Keller. They explore Helen Keller through research on the Internet, a book, and a role-playing exercise.
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.
Students analyze the Alabama quarter and discover information about Helen Keller. They participate in an activity requiring the use of the five senses. They write about a time they were brave.
Students investigate communication techniques using variations in the tone of the voice, facial expressions, and gestures. The image of Helen Keller which appears on the reverse side of the Alabama quarter forms the basis of the lesson's main focus.
Students explore character traits by completing reading activities, KWL charts, worksheets, and artistic representations of those traits exhibited by Helen Keller and how her traits made her a memorable person.
Students investigate famous people in U.S. history. In this American history lesson, students read about famous people such as Helen Keller and Einstein. Students think of ways they might become famous.
Young scholars learn about the life of Helen Keller. In this cultural and disability awareness lesson plan, students read a biography about Helen Keller and discuss the differences in her life and theirs. Young scholars discuss which sense they would want to give up and write how living without sight or hearing would change their lives. Students make bookmarks using braille letters.
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. Review the word meanings before reading the story aloud, asking kids to raise hands when they hear one of these words. There are comprehension prompts for each of these words to get scholars making connections to familiar ideas; decide whether you will complete these during, before, or after the reading.
Students write a biography of Helen Keller. This lesson takes more than one class period. They may have to do the research during a class period, and then them write their paper at home or during class the following day.
Using this worksheet, students review information about Helen Keller, and practice identifying vocabulary about this famous woman. This fill-in-the-blank worksheet could be used an a reading comprehension page, vocabulary review, or ESL review for adults.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a true story about Helen Keller. Students fill in the 8 blanks in the story with the correct word from the word bank.

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