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Helen Keller Biography

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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47 pages
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This is a biography unit on Helen Keller that covers 3rd-5th grade reading and writing standards. Helen Keller was an amazing woman who defied the odds of being both deaf and blind to become the first deaf-blind individual to earn a college degree. Included in the biography unit is a reading passage, quiz, posters, graphic organizers, activities, a timeline, an interactive notebook foldable, response writing activities, research graphic organizers, research templates, a writing rubric, and more. Your students will love studying the life of Helen Keller!

The Unit includes:
Reading passage
Biography poster
Quote poster
Quiz and answer key
Biography coloring sheet
K-W-L Chart
Vocabulary graphic organizer
Biography illustration
Meet Me Biography
Outside and inside traits
Personal challenges
Compare and Contrast –set of 2
Problems and solutions
Cause and effect
Reading closely
Taking notes
Interactive notebook activity
Early Life-Career-Later Life
Life story
Retell the main life changing events
Letter to Helen Keller
Reader response
Journal entry
Biography report brainstorming organizer
Biography report paragraph graphic organizer
Biography report primary lined 2 pg. template
Biography report lined 2 pg. template
Biography report blank 2 pg. template
Writing rubric
Alignment to the Common Core reading and writing standards for 3rd-5th grade

I hope your students enjoy studying this biography!

Thank you,
Tales of a Teacher
Total Pages
47 pages
Answer Key
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Apply grade 4 Reading standards to literature (e.g., “Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text [e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions].”).
Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.


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