Day 2

The Story of My Life Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why were Helen's studies with Miss Sullivan so effective?

    Strong answers will discuss the bond between Helen and Miss Sullivan as the foundation for their work together. They should note that Miss Sullivan taught her through experience (through touch and through smell, and through their adventures), and through stories and poems, which Helen loved. Students should observe that these stories and poems created such precious memories to her, and that the words Helen learned with Miss Sullivan also triggered memories from past experiences. They should observe how incremental the learning was, with one thing building on another.

  2. 2

    How and where did Helen prefer to study, and...

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