When she was a child Helen Keller suffered an illness that left her deaf and blind. This is an account of her life.
Features of the Book – Biography, – Theme of overcoming obstacles, – Specialised vocabulary – mute, meningitis, poorhouse, lipread, – Use of adjectives to describe Helen’s feelings – frustrated, jealous, lonely, – Different forms of communication, – Invention – the Braille alphabet, Purpose Helen Keller: A Life of Adventure can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills and understandings: – recognising the features of a biography, – using a glossary to clarify vocabulary, – interpreting and analysing characters’ feelings, relationships, and actions, – exploring spelling patterns such as adding ies to nouns ending with y, – using graphic aids such as time lines to convey information, – using a biography to gain an understanding of how people’s lives have changed over time.
Themes covered in this book are: Challenge, Personal Change, Overcoming obstacles, History
Reading Level:23-24 (Silver)
Guided Reading Level23
Theme/TopicChallenge | History | Overcoming Obstacles | Personal Change
Strategy/SkillsCharacter study | features of non-fiction | Information skills | Using graphic sources | Vocabulary and word study