Presentation on theme: "Next The Question 1 2 3 4 5 6 Have you ever heard of Helen Keller? You may have heard the name, but do you know why she is famous? Well, you are about."— Presentation transcript:
1 NextThe Question123456Have you ever heard of Helen Keller? You may have heard the name, but do you know why she is famous?Well, you are about to learn. Your class will be reading the play The Miracle Worker by William Gibson, and learning about the inspiring life of Helen Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan.But before we read the play, let’s do a little background research in order to answer the question:Picture retrieved from:Why did the author title this play The Miracle Worker?
2 NextStudent Activity123456Use the resources on the next slide to complete this notes sheet about Helen Keller, Anne Sullivan, and the time they lived in.You can record your information on either a digital or paper copy, as directed by your teacher.Picture retrieved from:
3 NextInformation Sources123456Use the following resources to complete your notes sheet:Historical Background for “The Miracle Worker”The Miracle Worker at Broadway.comOverview of “The Miracle Worker”Read the section Events in History at the Time the Play Takes Place Literature Resource Center – See your library media specialists for the BCPS database handout for login protocol.Life in 1890’s AmericaA description of the average American family in 1890Picture retrieved from:
4 The Assessment Activity NextThe Assessment Activity123456Now that you have read about Helen Keller, Anne Sullivan, and the time period in which the play takes place, you are ready to answer the question:Why do you think the author titled this play The Miracle Worker?Use evidence from your research to support your answer.
5 Enrichment Activities NextEnrichment Activities123456Watch this BrainPop video about Helen Keller. Then, check out some of these features located right below the video:Take the quizTry the activityFind some more cool facts in the FYI sectionExplore further with the questions in the Q&A sectionPicture retrieved from:
6 Teacher Support Materials 123456Lesson Objective: Students will develop background knowledge about the characters and setting of the play The Miracle Worker by gathering information from authoritative resources.MSC Standards for 8th Grade English/Language Arts:1.E.2 Use strategies to prepare for readinga. Select and apply appropriate strategies to prepare for reading the text.2.A.1 Apply and refine comprehension skills by selecting, reading, and analyzing a variety of print and non-print information texts including electronic mediaa. Read, use and identify the characteristics of primary and secondary sourcesAASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner:1.1.6 Read, view, and listed for information presented in any format (e.g. textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather meaning1.1.8 Demonstrate mastery of technology tools for accessing information and pursuing inquiryMD Technology Literacy Standards for Students:3.A.1.a use technology tools, including software and hardware, to learn new content or reinforce skills5.A.1.a. Select relevant information from appropriate technology resourcesTime Management:One 50 minute class periodDifferentiation Strategies:Allow students to work with a partnerStudents can use the Read Aloud feature in the “Overview of the Miracle Worker” article.Students can copy and paste text from the two PDF articles and use the Auto-Summarize feature in Microsoft Word or Text to Speech feature in Microsoft E-Reader.Learning Preferences/Styles:Active, Tactile, Field Independent, Reflective, SequentialNotes to the Teacher:Consult with your Library Media Specialist to implement this Slam Dunk Lesson.Students can turn in their assessment by saving the PowerPoint file and copying it to the teacher drop folder.Created by Kerry Ann Lynaugh, Library Media SpecialistBCPS Slam Dunk Model, Copyright , Baltimore County Public Schools, MD, all rights reserved. The models may be used for educational, non-profit school use only. All other uses, transmissions, and duplications are prohibited unless permission is granted expressly. This lesson is based on Dr. Jamie McKenzie’s Slam Dunk Lesson module available at