Helen Prepares for College
by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life
Chapter XVIII passage: After overcoming an early childhood illness, Helen Keller was left without sight or hearing. With the help of her extraordinary teacher, Anne Sullivan, Helen not only learned to communicate with her family, she excelled in her studies. This passage from Helen’s 1903 autobiography tells of her journey toward college by entering a women’s preparatory school. After reading the text, students will answer comprehension questions on the passage and use context clues for word meanings.