Quick summary: Students will learn about Hydro Tasmania’s history and transform an information text into a timeline and poem.
Activity 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.
- Students will develop skills in reading, comprehension, creative writing and textual transformation.
General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and creative thinking.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.8.
Australian Curriculum content description:
Year 3 English
- Recognise high-frequency sight words (ACELA1486).
- Read an increasing range of different types of texts by combining contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge, using text processing strategies, for example monitoring, predicting, confirming, rereading, reading on and self-correcting (ACELY1679).
- Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to evaluate texts by drawing on a growing knowledge of context, text structures and language features (ACELY1680).
Year 4 English
- Incorporate new vocabulary from a range of sources into students’ own texts including vocabulary encountered in research (ACELA1498).
Syllabus Outcomes: EN2-4A, EN2-9B.
Topic: Hydro Tasmania, Energy.
Time required: 60 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – oversee activity, assist with defining difficult words.
Resources required: Power into Poetry – Information Sheet, Student Worksheet (one copy per student OR computers/tablets to access the online worksheet).
Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities.
Homework and extension opportunities: Includes opportunities for homework and extension.
Keywords: Energy, hydropower, poetry. Hydro Tasmania.
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