Helen keller

Helen Keller

Helen Keller (1880-1968) was an inspiration to many. Although she was born with normal sight and hearing, she lost both at a very young age after a serious illness. Through hard work and devotion, along with the help of her parents and teachers, Helen Keller would learn to communicate and read. She attended college and became a well-known author, lecturer, and activist. This reading set includes passages from her autobiography “The Story of My Life,” as well as a biography of Laura Bridgeman. Born fifty years before Keller, Bridgeman was the first American deaf and blind child to learn reading and writing. She is mentioned in several of the Keller passages.

Reading Passages In This Set


1

Little Helen

by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life

Chapter II passage: Helen Keller was an extraordinar...

619 Words, 5th-8th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Character Traits, Main / Central Idea, and Summary

2

Helen Learns Words

by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life

Chapter IV passage: This passage is from Helen Kelle...

879 Words, 5th-8th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Main / Central Idea and Summary

3

Helen Learns About Love

by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life

Chapter VI passage: While she was born with the abil...

766 Words, 5th-8th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Figurative Language and Main / Central Idea

4

Helen Goes to School

by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life

Chapter IX passage: After losing her sight and heari...

726 Words, 5th-8th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Character Traits and Main / Central Idea

5

Helen Speaks

by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life

Chapter XIII passage: Helen Keller, born 1880, was a...

995 Words, 5th-8th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Main / Central Idea

6

Helen Prepares for College

by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life

Chapter XVIII passage: After overcoming an early chi...

676 Words, 5th-8th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, and Summary

7

Helen and Boating

by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life

CHAPTER XXII passage: Born in 1880, Helen Keller was...

867 Words, 5th-8th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, Figurative Language, and Summary

8

Opening the Door to Learning

Laura Bridgman was the first deaf and blind person to learn to read and write, opening the door for others like her. Students w...

497 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Main / Central Idea