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In “Water”, Helen Keller describes her first experiences with her new teacher.  Keller finally grasps the idea that a word Anne Sullivan is spelling water corresponds to the water flowing over Keller’s hand.  This insight leads Keller to make connections and open doors of knowledge and opportunity previously closed to her. (Prentice Hall Literature, 2010)

This lesson was created as part of the Anthology Alignment Project, during which teachers created CCSS-aligned lessons for existing literary and information texts in anthologies. All page numbers and unit/week designations found in this lesson relate to the edition of the anthology named above. If you are using a trade book or different edition of this title, the page/unit/week references in this lesson will not match. Consult the content referenced in the body of the lesson to determine appropriate page numbers for your text.

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