Activity 4 For my personal choice book I have chosen Helen Keller: The Story of My Life.
I chose this book because it was very interesting to read about how her education developed throughout her life.
For example, she would put a doll in one of Helen's hands and then press the letters of the word D-O-L-L into the other hand. Then one day Annie put Helen's hand into water coming from a pump. Helen must have been very bright and Annie an amazing teacher, because soon Helen could read entire books in Braille.
Then she spelled out water into Helen's other hand. Braille is a special reading system where the letters are made out of little bumps on a page.
Although Helen survived, her parents soon realized that she had lost both her sight and her hearing.
Helen Keller Essay
Frustration Helen tried to communicate with the people around her.Perhaps her unique experience would allow her to help Helen. In many ways it was one of the happiest days of her life.Annie came to work with Helen on March 3, 1887 and would be her helper and companion for the next 50 years. She would press the letters of words in to Helen's hand. However, Helen still didn't understand that the hand signs had meaning. Learning to Read Next Annie taught Helen how to read.Annie Sullivan Soon Helen's parents realized that she needed some special help.They contacted the Perkins Institute for the Blind in Boston.Later, during World War II, she visited with wounded army soldiers encouraging them not to give up.Helen spent much of her life working to raise money and awareness for people with disabilities, especially the deaf and the blind.The director suggested a former student named Annie Sullivan.Annie had been blind, but had her eyesight restored by surgery.A few years later, in 1908, she published another book called The World I Live In.Working for Others As Helen grew older she wanted to help other people like herself. She joined the American Foundation for the Blind and traveled the country giving speeches and raising money for the foundation.