A Picture Book of Helen Keller

Teach your class about Helen Keller and her accomplishments with a reading comprehension lesson based on A Picture Book of Helen Keller by David A. Adler. As individuals read, they answer discussion questions about Helen Keller and the way she overcame the obstacles in her life.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Pair with your unit on important figures in history, people who have overcome obstacles, or on Helen Keller herself
  • Have youngsters create a similar project for other people they admire in their lives
Classroom Considerations
  • Obtain copies of the picture book for your class; either one for each learner, or one to project onto a visual presenter 
Pros
  • Provides additional materials and links for extension about Braille and sign language
  • Comes with important vocabulary words and discussion questions
Cons
  • None
Common Core