The Miracle Workerby William Gibson
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- Ask the Expert
Urge students to think about the problems facing disabled individuals in their community, particularly those who are blind and deaf. Help identify local agencies or groups that might have information about the disabled. Then have students write interview questions that they would like to ask a guest speaker from one of these agencies.
- The Challenge
Helen Keller faced a great challenge in her life. On this companion worksheet to The Miracle Worker, students write about a time in their life when they were challenged.
- Concepts to Teach, and Writing Connections
Challenge students with discussion concepts and creative writing assignments.
- In Someone Else's Shoes
Have students imagine that they have suddenly lost both their sight and hearing and to consider how this new challenge might affect their normal activities. Then have them record their ideas in a two-column chart, one column labeled "Activity," the other labeled "Ways to Adjust for Blindness/Deafness."
- Project Ideas
A list of project ideas and curriculum connections to use while teaching the play.
- Questions to Consider
Use these questions to either lead a discussion about The Miracle Worker or provide short essay question practice.