This is a true story how William Kamkwamba brought light and water to his
village in Malawi by building a windmill. People thought William’s dreams
were crazy, but William did not give up and at fourteen years old, brought
light to a dark village. Later, another windmill he built brought food to a
ravaged land where drought nearly starved its people.
The teacher will read this book to the students and pause while students
answer questions in this packet. This packet includes vocabulary
development, parts of speech, visual images, recall questions, making
inferences, and critical thinking. Students will also see William's TedTalk. There is a writing assignment at the end.