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Literacy activities

Reading and Writing Activities - Resource 5


Build the skills and confidence of your year 9-10 students in reading and writing with this FIFTH resource in our literacy collection.   This editable booklet is for any students in school or at home who need literacy practice but is designed with New Zealand's literacy unit standards in mind!  Includes a separate answer booklet



Activities are based on TWO texts:

  1. A first person, slightly humourous account of the unhygienic state of Solomon's water bottle.
  2. An article from a science website about water bottles and their capacity to breed and transmit disease.

Students answer questions about the individual texts, compare the two and use one to answers questions about the other.



  • Students must write a script for a presentation they'll give about how to care for your water bottle and why.
  • Students then complete a range of activities to show their abilities in the technical aspects of writing.


This resource includes:

⭐ A student workbook.

⭐ A separate answer booklet.



Both the student workbook and the answer booklet come in the following formats:

🖥️ Microsoft PowerPoint, resized to an A4 page.   This means your resource: 

  • Is completely editable.
  • Will easily upload to your Google Drive if you prefer the Googley suite.
  • Is printable 📃

🖥️ A PDF version


Also helpful are these related products:

See the complete collection (so far) here.

 See the Lit Fit series here.  

See sets of mini lessons for targeted teaching here.



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