Hydro Tasmania - Wind Power (NAPLAN Reading Practice)

Hydro Tasmania - Wind Power (NAPLAN Reading Practice)

Lesson 2 of 9 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • English
  • Environmental
  • Energy
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students will complete a reading task to learn how Hydro Tasmania produces electricity from wind.

Learning goals:

  • This lesson is designed to provide valuable practice for NAPLAN* – the national literacy tests held in Years 3 and 5 of Primary school. 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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Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum content descriptions: 

Year 5 English:

  • Understand the use of vocabulary to express greater precision of meaning, and know that words can have different meanings in different contexts (ACELA1512)
  • Use comprehension strategies to analyse information, integrating and linking ideas from a variety of print and digital sources (ACELY1703)
  • Identify aspects of literary texts that convey details or information about particular social, cultural and historical contexts (ACELT1608)

Syllabus outcomesEN3-3A, EN3-6B, EN3-8D.

Resources required

  • Student Worksheet – one copy per student or a link to the online
  • Student Worksheet version
  • Internet access (optional)

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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