Helen Keller: Whenever you see (CS) after a question, you must answer using complete sentences. Also remember to use capital letters and punctuation in all the right places!!!

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Pre-Reading: What do you think it would be like to lose your sight? (CS)
What do you think it would be like to lose your hearing? (CS)
Sight: I'll think there is nothing to see. I'll also feel confused, sad and angery and frustrated.


Hearing:I'll feel sad too. And i'll feel like everyone is not talking. And i'll kind of feel dizzy.
Chapter 1 “A Strange Fever”: List two character traits that describe Helen Keller
1. angry

2. out of control
Chapter 2 “The Dark Silence”: Describe how perseverance helped Helen overcome obstacles. (CS)

She is touching everything and now shes not because Annie tought her that she dosen't need every thing to calm her down.

Chapter 3 “The Stranger Comes”: How do you feel about how Annie treated Helen in this chapter? (record your response using Audacity)
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Chapter 4 “The Worst Fight of All”: Please give two examples of how Helen and Annie are alike. (CS)
1. Helen and Annie are both alike because they are both strong.

2. Helen and Annie are also alike because they both never give up.
Chapter 5 “W-A-T-E-R” : Why do you think the word “water” was such an important word to Helen? (CS)

I think that it was inportant to the story because that was the first word that Helen knew had a meaning. Now Helen knew every word had a meaning.

Chapter 6 “So Much to Learn” : Read page 52. Once you have practiced reading it several times, please have a friend record you with a Flipcam as you read this paragraph out loud.

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Chapter 7 “A Time to Move On”: If you were able to take Helen Keller out to recess with you, how would you describe what you are seeing? (CS) Please include lots of descriptive words in at least three sentences.
Make her touch the playground and spell it in her hand.
Chapter 8 “I am not Dumb Now!” : Write one conflict that has happened in this story so far. What was its solution?
Conflict: that helen is blind and that she kept on taking the sausage off of Annie's plate.

Solution: spelling words into helen's hand and Annie slapped her hand away.
Chapter 9 “College” : Using Audacity, tell about a time in the story when Helen showed courage.
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Chapter 10 “The Busy Years”: How has Helen changed from the beginning of the book until the end of the book? Please use at least three complete sentences. (CS)
Helen has changed from the begining to the end by in the begining she was naughty and at the end she was behaved great.
Post-Reading Activity:
What was your favorite part of this story? Why? Please have a friend record you with a Flipcam as you read your response.
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