In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: This story is an emotional and vivid portrayal of the relationship between a child and her teacher. Helen Keller is rendered deaf and blind at an early age, and by the time she is six years old her behavior becomes completely unmanageable. In desperation, her parents send for teacher Annie Sullivan to bring some discipline into the spoiled child’s life. Helen and Annie become locked in a ferocious battle of wills but Annie is determined to bring a sense of discipline into Helen’s life. Annie teaches Helen words by constantly spelling them into Helen’s palm. Although Helen can spell them back, she doesn’t understand that these words actually represent things. At the water pump Annie spells “water” into Helen’s hand and suddenly the miracle happens; Helen understands. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.
Author: Kim E. Nielsen
Publisher: Beacon Press
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Evaluates the pivotal role of Helen Keller's teacher in advocating and enabling the famous sight- and hearing-impaired woman's remarkable achievements, offering insight into lesser-known aspects of their deep friendship while tracing Annie's own struggles with poverty, blindness, and psychological scars.
Helen Adams Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker.The Miracle Worker contains a brief biography of Helen Keller and three of her best known works; The Day Language Came Into My Life, The World I Live In, and Optimism.
The Playhouse, Fred Coe presents Anne Bancroft, Patricia Neal, Torin Thatcher in "The Miracle Worker," a new play by William Gibson, with James Congdon, Kathleen Comegys, Michael Constantine, Beah Richards, and Patty Duke, directed by Arthur Penn, scenery and lighting by George Jenkins, costumes by Ruth Morley.
A Study Guide for William Gibson's "The Miracle Worker," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.
Author: William Gibson
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Release Date: 1983
THE STORY: The action of the play takes place in Boston, seventeen years after the events of The Miracle Worker . Helen is now an honor student at Radcliffe, and she and Annie have undertaken to write a book about their remarkable experiences
Author: William Gibson
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Performing Arts
(Applause Books). The rise of Golda Meir from impoverished Russian schoolgirl to Prime Minister of Israel is one of the most amazing stories of the 20th century. Now her life has been transformed into a one-woman play of overwhelming power and triumph by William Gibson, author of The Miracle Worker . Golda's Balcony earned actress Tovah Feldshuh a 2003 Drama Desk award. "Enlightening ... Now, hearing from someone who was there at the birth of the country, who sacrificed to make that happen, helps remind us where the Middle East standoff came from and why it never seems to end." The New York Times "A valentine to the famously tough prime minister." New York Post
Author: Eleanor H. Ayer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2011-06-28
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
She was a young German Jew. He was an ardent member of the Hitler Youth. This is the story of their pareallel journey through World War II. Helen Waterford and Alfons Heck were born just a few miles from each other in the German Rhineland. But their lives took radically different courses: Helen's to the Auschwitz extermination camp; Alfons to a high rank in the Hitler Youth. While Helen was hiding in Amserdam, Alfons was a fanatic believer in Hitler's "master race." While she was crammed in a cattle car bound for the death camp Aushchwitz, he was a tennage commander of frontline troopes, ready to fight and die for the glory of Hitler and the Fatherland. This book tells both of their stories, side-by-side, in an overwhelming account of the nightmare that was WWII. The riveting stories of these two remarkable people must stand as a powerful lesson to us all.
Recounts the life and efforts of Helen Keller as she struggled with being both blind and deaf with the help of her teacher, Annie Sullivan, and became an author and a campaigner for the rights of disabled people.
Author: Bernard Evslin
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2012-10-30
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
The legendary adventures of the Greek king’s epic journey come to life in a modern retelling of The Odyssey that’s “an unmitigated delight” (School Library Journal). In their ten-year siege of Troy, the Greeks claim victory thanks to the cunning wit of Ulysses, King of Ithaca, who devised the infamous Trojan Horse. Now, with the epic war finally finished, Ulysses sets sail for home—but his journey will be long and arduous. Having angered Poseidon, god of the sea, Ulysses and his men are thrown off course by a raging storm and forced to wander the perilous world for another ten years. On his epic trek, Ulysses must match wits and strength with man-eating Sirens, a towering Cyclops, the witch-goddess Circe, and a slew of other deadly foes. Meanwhile, in Ithaca, his wife, Penelope, and son, Telemachus, contend with a rowdy mob of suitors who have taken over their home in an attempt to usurp the absent ruler’s place.
Author: Helen Keller
Publisher: The Floating Press
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
In her earlier works, Helen Keller described the details of the early illness that left her deaf and blind, and in the prevailing opinion of the day, unable to be educated, as well as the methods that were eventually used to teach her how to communicate. In the remarkable memoir The World I Live In, Keller offers a much more personal take on her situation, inviting readers inside her own personal experience.