Hydro Tasmania - Energy from Water (NAPLAN Reading Practice)

Hydro Tasmania - Energy from Water (NAPLAN Reading Practice)

Lesson 6 of 9 in this unit

  • Secondary
  • Year 9 - 10
  • English
  • Reading
  • Environmental
  • Energy
  • Water
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students will complete a NAPLAN-style test practice paper. They will complete a reading task to learn how Hydro Tasmania generates energy from water.

Learning goals:

  • This lesson is designed to provide valuable practice for NAPLAN*, the national literacy test held in years 7 and 9. It features reading and visual texts with comprehension and language questions that require students to find facts, interpret meaning and apply text-processing strategies.

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Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

Australian curriculum content descriptions: 

Year 9 English:

  • Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse texts, comparing and evaluating representations of an event, issue, situation or character in different texts (ACELY1744).
  • Apply an expanding vocabulary to read increasingly complex texts with fluency and comprehension (ACELY1743).
  • Explore and explain the combinations of language and visual choices that authors make to present information, opinions and perspectives in different texts (ACELY1745).

Syllabus OutcomesEN5-1A, EN5-2A.

Time required: 60 mins.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – oversee activity.

Resources required

  • Internet access, Student Worksheet (one copy per student OR computers/tablets to access the online worksheet)
  • If working from a printed worksheet, students will need a 2B pencil to fill in answers

Additional info

This lesson has been developed in partnership with  
Hydro Tasmania.

Hydro Tasmania has been at the forefront of clean energy innovation for one hundred years. It is Australia’s largest producer of clean energy – generating hydro and wind power – and the largest water manager. Hydro Tasmania has 55 major dams, operates 30 hydropower stations and has built some of Australia’s largest wind farms.

Hydro Tasmania also sells energy in the National Electricity Market through its retail business Momentum Energy, and sells its expertise internationally through its consulting business Entura.

Visit the Hydro Tasmania website to learn how the business is working towards Australia’s clean energy future.

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