Helen Goes to School
by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life
Chapter IX passage: After losing her sight and hearing as a small child, Helen Keller was taught how to sign letters by her teacher, Anne Sullivan. It opened a new world for Helen, and she loved learning about the world she could neither hear nor see. In this passage from her autobiography published in 1903, Helen leaves her home in Alabama to attend the Perkins Institution for the Blind in Boston. After reading the selection, students will answer questions on the main idea and character traits.