"But dreaming isn’t persevering. Doing is, so I’ve had to force my writing muscles again, to write every night even when I can only get one good line out. Writing ultimately is something you do alone, so the desire for it has to be deep within you." ~Nicole Rollender
Your 18-page, reproducible guide includes • relevant vocabulary and literary terms • information about the time period • study questions to use as the film progresses • a vocabulary test • a post-movie test • a number of writing/research projects based on what your students learn from the film. The strength of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan gives students an opportunity to explore themes of living with a handicap, overcoming limitations, and persevering.
I'm Pinning this in memory of my middle school English teacher, the late Mrs. Alice Galloway White. She taught me to love English - creating a dedicated "grammar nerd" - and she ignited a love for writing that I will always be grateful for. Durer's "Praying Hands" always brings her to my mind because, as a personal favor to her, she once asked me to use my artistic talent to replicate the famous work for use on a bulletin cover for her church.