Focuses on the early life of a woman who is well known for overcoming her handicaps of being both blind and deaf....
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Helen Keller Reviews
This was a pretty good book. Very moving in parts, but dry in others. An interesting look into Hellen Keller's life and the obstacles she overcame.
Helen Keller by Jane Sutcliffe is the story of the life and legacy of such an inspirational woman. Right off the back at the very beginning on the very first page we learn that she has been deaf and blind most of her life. The book introduces Helens life and her struggles as a young child until an aid named Annie Sullivan came and brought light to her life and taught her sign language. Over the time Helen and Annie became lifelong friends and partners in life. Helen accomplished much in her life and had a book published about her during her life in 1903.Rather than be a pity book the author took more of an empowering approach to show how amazing of a woman Helen Keller was. The book leaves the reader feeling thankful for all they have yet empowered by such an amazing and influential woman. The cover shows Helen as a young girl and is illustrated in softer colors making it inviting for all readers. Some of the most interesting parts of the book is that even before her aid, Helen was able to come up with her own sign language for her family members. She would put her hand on her face gently to signal her mother and pretended to put glasses on her face to signal her father. these these creative and innovative communication techniques were far beyond what anyone expected from her and showed how she exceeded all expectations.
Jane Sutcliffe did a very nice job of briefly chronicling the life of Helen Keller into small chapters for elementary age students. This quick read is filled with beautiful photographs, interesting facts, a timeline, and a list of websites and films for future research. This would be perfect for those first biography reports that students typically do in 4th grade.
Not only do we learn a lot about a woman we don't really talk about, but we learn about her disability. Even I learned something! This would be a good book to use to introduce students to people with disabilities that can make a positive impact as well as answer some of the questions they may have about her disability.
This book focuses on the early life of Helen. It focuses on her struggles and how she over came them, or tried to. I thought this would be very suitable teaching 5th graders about Helen Keller. I would recommend using this book in a classroom.
I wanted to read this biography that my daughter had just completed. There is a series called On My Own Biography and they are very simple, but very informative. These are not chapter books. This is a good way to introduce a young child to the world of biographies. This is the first book in a 5 book biography challenge for my daughters language arts program. I enjoyed this story. Helen Keller was tenacious and smart and courageous. I do have to say Annie Sullivan was absolutely amazing. Someone knocks out one of my front teeth, I would not be sticking around. They spend nearly fifty years together. Annie attended Cambridge School for Young Ladies with Helen. It was not a school for the deaf and blind. She went to all the classes with Helen and finger spelled into her hand. She was a very dedicated and patient teacher.
1. The book "Helen Keller" by Jane Sutcliffe is a story about Helen's life and all the of the obstacles she faced growing up being deaf and blind. We are introduced to Anne Sullivan, Helen's teacher. Anne Sullivan helped Helen daily with reading and speaking. Even though this was not an easy task, Anne never gave up on Helen, she saw Helen to be a very special girl. As Helen grew older, she loved to read and write her own stories. She soon became famous and people all over the world wanted to learn more about Helen's life, as she was known to be the "miracle girl".2. I chose this story as a read-aloud for my second grade class. The students were extremely engaged and wanted to know more about Helen Keller just like the rest of the world. We talked about Braille and how Helen used it to read. They were interested about how Helen got through each day, being so different. It also taught my students a valuable lesson; you should never give up on something you love. Helen faced many hard times, yet she never gave up on herself, she always believed she could do certain things, and that is just what she did. 3. One book I would pair with this story would be a picture book called, "A Picture Book of Helen Keller" by David A. Adler, illustrated by Alexandra Wallner and John Wallner. 4. A quote that stood out to me from this story was, "Helen was hungry for knowledge. She wanted to learn everything Annie could teach her." Once Helen found out she was capable of doing many things, she was determined to learn all she could from Annie.