Evaluating Text: Helen Keller's "My Life"

Readers are asked to evaluate Helen Keller's claim, and the evidence she uses to support her argument, that it is more difficult for hearing impaired children to learn to talk with others.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Conduct a mini-lesson on American Sign Language or invite a speaker from the Society for the Blind to address the class
Classroom Considerations

  • The comprehension exercise can be used independently of reading Keller's autobiography, My Life
  • The exercise is designed to address Common Core standards
Pros

  • The worksheet includes an answer sheet
Cons

  • None
Common Core