"I Am Hellen Keller" by Grace Norwich November/December 2016 AR Biography Activity

" Everyone called Helen's father Captain because he had fought in the confederate army during the Civil War." (p. 13)

Based upon the context clues, the word "Confederate" means a supporter of the group of eleven states that declared independence from the rest of the U. S. just before the Civil War.

"Everyone was nervous on the fatal day in March 1887."(p.25)

Based upon the context clues, the word "fatal" means deadly, controlled or determined.

"It was going to take a lot of work to teach Helen how to communicate, but she would never succeed if she didn't first deal with her student's bad behavior."(p.35)

Based upon the context clues, the clues "Communicate" means to give another, or share different information.

"The director, who was embarrassed about the incident, made Helen go before a jury of perkins officials, who eventually decided she was innocent."(p.59)

Based on the context clues, the word "innocent" means free from proper wrong, not guilty of a crime or offense.

"She was accused of plagiarism, which means stealing someone else's writing and pretending it's your own. (p.57-58)

Based upon the context clues, the word "plagiarism"means pretending someone else's writing is your own.

"But Annie, is fiercely protective of Helen, wasn't so sure all the publicity."(p.56)

Based upon the context clues, the word "publicity" means the state of being public.

Although the Kellers had once been a prominent family, for the last several years before his death in 1896, Captain had huge debts.(p.63)

Based upon the context clues, the word "prominent" means standing out or being seen or well known.

Not only did she stand up for the rights of workers, women who wanted to vote, and other deaf-blind people, she also joined the National Association for the advanced of colored people (NAACP) to fight against racial segregation.

Based upon the context clues, the word "segregation" means something set apart, or segregated.


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