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Biography – Helen Keller

Helen Keller

 

Early Life

Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. When Helen was a baby she was not deaf or blind. She was a very smart and happy baby . She learned how to walk and speak very early. Her first words were “tea tea tea” for tea and “wa wa” for water.  She became very ill with a very high fever. There was not a lot of medicine to help her get better. She became deaf and blind when she was two years old. Helen became blind before she became deaf.

 

It was hard for Helen because people did not understand what she was trying to say. She threw fits and had a bad temper. On March 3, 1887, when Helen was almost six, Annie Sullivan arrived at the Keller’s house to help Helen learn sign language. At first Helen really did not like Annie. Every time Annie went near her, Helen would not be nice. Eventually they moved into a cottage on the other side of the farm so that Helen could focus and learn more things. Helen loved to be outside so most of their sessions were outside.  Helen learned how to speak in sign language. Her family learned sign language too so she could speak to them.

 

Adult Life

Helen had always wanted to go to a college called Radcliffe. First she went to Cambridge and studied at Mr. Gilman’s school to prepare for going to college. She studied really hard because there were no books in braille at that time. Annie had to read all the books to her in class. In 1900 Helen Keller’s dream came true. She was going to Radcliffe!  Radcliffe was one of the best colleges at that time!

Obstacles

Helen Keller had two major obstacles in her life, she was deaf and blind. Her life was bark and silent. There were no schools to help Helen learn how to read and write. Because Helen became deaf at such a young age it was very hard for Helen to learn to speak.

 

Impact the world     

Helen Keller was deaf and blind but she showed that her obstacles did not hold her back form learning how to read and write. But there were no school for deaf and blind people. Helen Keller’s family had to hire a teacher for Helen so she can learn to read and write     

 

 

 

Colonial America Book Reflection

This year in fourth grade, we are studying about Colonial America. My teacher told me and my class that we were going to research and write a Colonial America book. We had to choose a topic. l chose a daily life of a colonial girl because I am a girl so it would be cool to see the difference between a girl from today and a girl from colonial times. Then my class and I started to do research on our topics. When l got enough research I organized it and wrote it down in my reading notebook. Once I organized my research that I wrote down in my reading notebook, I started to write in my pad of paper. When I was done writing on the pad of paper I started to type in Google docs. After I finished typing in Google docs I copied it in to Google slides. Then I added some pictures that go with my writing.

The most challenging part of doing the Colonial America book was chapter two because getting information on girls and how they lived in colonial times was difficult for me.

My favorite part of doing the Colonial America book was chapter one because I got to learn about a daily day in colonial life and I could compare it to my daily life. 

If I were to do this project again, it would be easier for me because now I know how to do the research and writing of the book. I really enjoyed this project, and hope you enjoy it too!

book Recommendation

Book Recommendation

 

The book that I have to recommend to you is called Clementine and The Family Meeting by Sara Penny Packer, Illustrated by Marla Frazee. This book is a fiction book.

What would you do if you think you are getting in trouble?

I love this book because it has a little mystery, but it is all solved at the end and Clementine did not have to be nervous the whole day. Clementine gets in trouble a lot but she doesn’t mean to get in trouble. I think Clementine is funny because she gets herself into unusual situations but she finds her way out.