After reading a text about Hellen Keller, students simulate how it feels to be blind and deaf in two activities. Follow up questions are written to assess student awareness and comprehension of Hellen Keller's extraordinary accomplishments. This activity is written in both English and Spanish.
RIT.3 - Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g. through examples or anecdotes).
RL.1 - Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
W.1 - Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence
SL.1 - Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade level topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.