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
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.
Author: David Wagner
Release Date: 2015-11-17
Genre: Social Science
Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, remain two of the best-known American women. But few people know how Sullivan came to her role as teacher of the deaf and blind Keller. Contrasting their lives with Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, the era's prominent abolitionist, this book sheds light on the gender and disability expectations that affected the public perception of Sullivan and Keller. This book provides a fascinating insight into class, ethnicity, gender, and disability issues in the Gilded Age and Progressive-Era America.
Helen Keller wouldn’t be Helen Keller if it weren’t for her teacher, Anne Sullivan. You can say that they’re a duo who made history. Anne Sullivan taught Helen and she nurtured her brilliance. In return, Helen taught the world. Read more about their story in this cool biography book for third graders. Happy learning!
Author: Elizabeth MacLeod
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Release Date: 2007-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Recounts the life and achievements of Helen Keller who, with the help of her teacher, Annie Sullivan, overcame the limitations of being both blind and deaf to become an author and an advocate for the rights of disabled people.