The Dreaming of Light Resource Pack offers a range of creative stimuli to help your learners engage with the novel while practising listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Included in the pack are: ready-to-use worksheets to supplement and enhance teaching of the novel, assessment tasks, suggested answers and rubrics for oral and writing activities.
Dreaming of Light by Janye Bauling is a simple but moving story about children trafficked for illegal mining activities in South Africa. The novel has been listed as a book choice for Grade 11 First Additional Language by the DBE, probably because of the serious nature of the subject, but it is definitely suitable for other levels, including Grades 8 or 9 Home Language. While the story deals with serious issues, it is ultimately about hope, courage and finding humanity.
Author: L. Richards