Imagine that it is a warm, pleasant day. Most people feel great on days like this. How do changes in the weather affect us? Circle the high-frequency words warm, pleasant, great. oo ui ew ue Today we will read about Helen Keller. Her world was transformed because of an unexpected and terrifying storm. Have you ever been afraid of a storm? In the sentence “When she was six, she had done her best prank yet!” a statement of fact or opinion? Give reasons for your answer. The sentence cannot be proven true or false, so it is a statement of opinion. Why is the out-of-doors described as Helen’s classroom. Annie taught Helen outside, teaching her words for things outdoors. “It was a perfect spot for a picnic.” Is this a statement of fact or a statement of opinion? Since it tells how someone feels about the location and cannot be proven true or false, it is a statement of opinion. What are some facts you learned about Helen Keller? She could not see or hear. Annie Sullivan was her teacher. Annie used Helen’s sense of touch to teach her things. Helen liked being outdoors. Why do you think Annie told Helen not to move from her place high up in the tree? Annie didn’t want Helen to get hurt while Annie was in the house. Why did Helen stroke the tree bark? Since she was blind and deaf, Helen use her other senses to observe things. Why did Helen know that a storm was approaching? She felt the cold wind and the shaking of the leaves. She also smelled the scent of an approaching storm. What might have happened if Annie had not gotten Helen out of the tree? Since Helen could not find her way back home, she likely would have stayed in the tree. She might have been hurt by the storm. What She did Helen learn? learned that Annie would always be there for her.