Students will complete a creative writing task based on factual stimulus material. They are asked to write a short story based on the life of one of Hydro Tasmania’s many workers, Theo Beluch, a Polish immigrant who came to Australia to work for ‘The Hydro’ in the 1950s.
- This lesson is designed to provide valuable practice for NAPLAN*, the national literacy test held in Years 3 and 5. It features a creative writing task that requires students to use their imagination to expand on a nonfiction text.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
Year 5 English:
- Create literary texts using realistic and fantasy settings and characters that draw on the worlds represented in texts students have experienced (ACELT1612).
- Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive print and multimodal texts, choosing text structures, language features, images and sound appropriate to purpose and audience (ACELY1704).
Syllabus Outcomes: EN3-2A, EN3-7C.
Time required: 60 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – oversee activity.
- Internet access
- Student Worksheet (one copy per student OR computers/tablets to access the online worksheet)
- Pen and paper for story writing.
This lesson has been developed in partnership with
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.