Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources for Helen’s Big World

Use Helen’s Big World by Doreen Rappaport to strengthen your students' comprehension skills, build their vocabulary, and help them understand how words work.

Children will learn about developing a growth mindset through the many lessons in perseverance and hard work modeled by Helen Keller while reading this book. Students will learn that Helen lived in her own quiet, dark world until an extraordinary teacher by the name of Annie Sullivan taught her how to communicate. It took a great deal of work and practice, but Helen eventually learned the power of communication. Through reflecting on Helen's accomplishments students will practice questioning, making inferences, and summarizing.

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Title: Helen’s Big World
Author: Doreen Rappaport
Genre: Biography
Themes: Self Management, Social Awareness, Friendship, Growth Mindset, History, Perseverance, Decision Making, Relationship Skills, Self Awareness, Women's History Month, Family
ISBN: 9780786808908
Publisher's Summary:
This picturebook biography is an excellent and accessible introduction for young readers to learn about one of the world’s most influential luminaries. With her signature style of prose laced with stirring quotes, Doreen Rappaport brings to life Helen Keller’s poignant narrative. Acclaimed illustrator Matt Tavares beautifully captures the dynamism and verve of Helen Keller’s life and legacy, making Helen's Big World an unforgettable portrait of a woman whose vision for innovation and progress changed America—and the world—forever.
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