Helen Keller: Courage in the Dark by Johanna Hurwitz1. Book summary, in your own words (3 pts)
Helen Keller: Courage in the Dark is an informational chapter book about the life of Helen Keller. It was really interesting to read, especially since I did not know much about Helen Keller in the first place.
2. Grade level, interest level, lexile (1 pt)
This would be a book good for 3rd-5th grade students. It is very easy to read and very interesting.
3. Appropriate classroom use (subject area) (1 pt)
This would be a book I would use in the reading part of my class.
4. Individual students who might benefit from reading (1 pt)
Students interested in Helen Keller or people who overcame their disabilities would like this book.
5. Small group use (literature circles) (1 pt)
I would use this book in literature circles. It is a step 4 book so I would group the kids accordingly.
6. Whole class use (read aloud) (1 pt)
I would probably have this book on my shelf for silent reading and such.
7. Related books in genre/subject or content area (1 pt)
Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman by Monica Kulling
Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares by Frank Murphy
8. Multimedia connections (audio books, movie) available (1 pt)
There are no multimedia connections to this book.
Helen Keller Biography
Helen Keller was an American writer and speaker. She was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama in When she was nineteen months old she became sick and lost her eyesight and hearing. The doctor didn't know what it was, so he called it a "congestion of the stomach and brain. She was an obedient and good girl. When Helen was seven years old, her family decided to find a teacher for her. They asked him to help them find a teacher for their daughter.
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Sullivan used specialized sign language finger spelling communication methods that were proven to work for the deaf, combined with a lot of patience. Helen Keller attended speech classes for the deaf in in Boston and then attended another school in New York to extend her academic studies and continue perfecting her communication efforts. By , Helen was determined to attend college and she attended a preparation school, Cambridge School for Young Ladies. She was very focused on learning and getting a good education while she continued to practice her speech so that people could understand her. Her story began to get a lot of attention and this included some famous celebrities.
Helen was born on June 27, in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Helen was not born with disabilities. When she was 19 months old, she had lost both her sight and hearing due to an illness which is now known as Scarlet Fever or Meningitis. Declan, Tobin. Tobin, Declan.