Helen Learns Words
by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life
Chapter IV passage: This passage is from Helen Keller's autobiography written in 1903. Helen Keller, born in 1880, lost her sight and hearing after an illness when she was 19 months old. Her struggles to overcome her disabilities have inspired generations of people. Here Helen learns that the finger letters her teacher has been teaching her actually stand for words, and words are names of things. Student's will read the passage and answer questions on the main idea and the important details of the selection.