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Hooray for Helen Keller!



Hooray for Helen Keller!

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     challenging words:    woman, great, traveled, onto, doing, college, died, born, whenever, also, saying, possible, speak, life, since, family
     content words:    Helen Keller


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Hooray for Helen Keller!
By Erin Horner
  

1     Helen Keller was a great woman. She could not hear or see, but that did not stop her from doing many things. Helen was born on June 27, 1880. She was a healthy baby. Then she became sick. She had a very high fever. Helen almost died. She got better, but she was not the same. Helen's fever left her blind and deaf. This was hard for Helen and her family. She couldn't speak to her family. She didn't know what people were saying or doing. Helen's parents found a teacher for her. The teacher's name was Anne, or Annie, Sullivan. Anne moved in with the Kellers. Anne taught Helen by spelling words onto her hands. Since she couldn't hear or see, Helen learned by touch. Anne also helped Helen learn to speak and write and read Braille. Helen was very bright. When she was old enough, she went to college. Anne went with her. .....
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