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Helen Keller's life story is incredibly inspirational. This biography unit includes everything you need to learn all about her life story with reading passages, biography organizers, vocabulary posters, character traits activities, comprehension questions, quiz, and flip book. Newly Updated to include trading cards and visual directions.
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Helen Keller was an extraordinary example of how hard work and determination can lead to great accomplishments. Helen persevered and overcame difficult conditions and went on to become an inspirational leader who helped many people all across the world.
In this unit, students will learn all about Helen Keller's incredible life story through high-interest reading passages and engaging activities including:
✔Meet Helen Keller
✔Meet Louis Braille
✔Trading Cards (b/w and color)
✔Vocabulary Flip Flaps
✔Constructed Response Questions
✔Fact and Opinion
✔Quiz and Answer Key
✔Character Mini-booklet with timeline
✔Character Traits Activities
✔PLUS a 5-Page Flip Book
In this unit there are three main activities:
Introduce the five vocabulary words with the real-life photo posters included. You could post these posters around the classroom and have students travel around to match up and define the words in their flip flaps or use as a center activity. These posters are excellent for a bulletin board display too. Also, the vocabulary flip flaps are great for interactive notebooks.
Reading Informational Articles:
Next, have students read the informational articles where they will meet Helen Keller and learn all about her life. It starts with her as a young girl and continues to tell her incredible life story. The articles are written in the form of mini-booklet with scenes for students to connect and color. Pages can be stapled at the top to make one large booklet or be cut in half to create a mini-booklet.
Have students complete the primary sources with CRQ’s, Words are Powerful Activity, Trading Cards, Character Mini-booklet, and 5-page Flip Book all about Helen Keller. For the flip book, you could have students do one page at each center or station. They can use the articles as a reference source to help them complete the pages of the booklet. Lastly, they cut, color, and assemble the booklet. Flip-Up books can be glued or stapled inside their interactive notebooks, file folder, or a 12 x 18 piece of construction paper folded like a book cover. Students could then decorate the cover of the booklet.
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