‘The Mark’ by Edyth Bulbring is an inspired choice for Grade 10 HL by the DBE. The story takes place in a fictional, dystopian world along the lines of ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Divergent’ but don’t be fooled, it is not just a cracking story that has been written in a way that is accessible to most young adults, the novel also touches on issues relevant to South African learners and provides a safe, fictional world to explore themes pertinent to us all.
Macrat’s resource pack offers an imaginative approach to the novel while keeping within CAPS guidelines. The pack includes a variety of questions and activities designed to explore key elements of the novel and to consolidate understanding of characters and themes. It also includes formal and informal assessment opportunities. Apart from the pre-reading activity, sections can be taught in any order to suit individual requirements. Suggested answers are also provided.
No of pages: 31
Author: L. Richards