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(NEW) What's Buzzing? - Magazine for Students

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It’s finally here!

Have you seen our brilliant new magazine for students? You’re going to want to take a look at this!

Find out What’s Buzzing? in Teach Starter’s new magazine for the Year 6 classroom!

This is THE new resource which has had the Teach Starter office abuzz. Providing authentic and engaging activities for your students, we’ve taken the stress out of planning your literacy lessons with this amazing educational magazine.


What’s in What’s Buzzing?

You don’t want to miss all the amazing, curriculum aligned content in this magazine!

 

The magazine’s content has been specifically tailored for Year 6 students. This means that it is perfect for guided reading, independent activities, and group tasks.

We have also launched What’s Buzzing magazines for Year 5 and Year 4.


Relevant, Age-Appropriate Content

All of the teachers in the Teach Starter office have been working hard to curate the magazine’s content specifically for Year 6 readers. A range of relevant and engaging topics are addressed with age-appropriate vocabulary and attention-grabbing images. Without a doubt, the range of content will suit any interest and ensure no student gets left behind!

What's Buzzing? New Grade 6 Magazine - A variety of curriculum-aligned articles

The variety of articles in What’s Buzzing? mean that even students who find reading of low interest won’t be able to resist having a flick through. The varied text genres available in the magazine allow students to use it for more than one lesson.

Some of the highlights of this issue include:

  • “The Enigma of AX29” (narrative)
  • “How to Make a Tessellation Artwork” (procedure)
  • “Species Snapshot – Tardigrades” (information report)
  • “Earth Watch – What is Climate Change?” (explanation)
  • “Peer Politics – In Sync” (comic).

Curriculum Aligned Articles

Integrating literacy into all your key learning areas has never been easier! The articles in the magazine relate to a range of learning areas such as Science, HASS, The Arts, and Health and Physical Education.

What's Buzzing? New Grade 6 Magazine - Relevant, age appropriate content

You really can use this magazine in any of your lessons! For a research tool, independent study task, or when introducing and exploring a new topic – look no further than What’s Buzzing?.


Accompanying Activities for Students

Dive deeper into the amazing articles in What’s Buzzing? with our Year 6 Magazine – “What’s Buzzing?” (First Edition) Task Cards! Each page in the magazine has accompanying questions and activities which ask students to expand their thinking and comprehension skills.

Year 6 Magazine – “What’s Buzzing?” (First Edition) Task Cards

Five sets of task cards addressing the areas of writing, language, comprehension, reading strategies and higher-order thinking skills have been developed to support and complement the magazine’s content. These are available to all Teach Starter members with a paid subscription.


Differentiation

We know what you’re thinking…

How can a Year 6 magazine be suitable for my class when I have such a diverse range of learning abilities?

The wonderful thing about a magazine format is the differentiation opportunities it presents for teachers. Magazines have many advantages over traditional texts – the multiple genres, varied text lengths and range of topics, as well as the assortment of layouts, means that there really is something for everyone!

What's Buzzing? New Grade 6 Magazine - A variety of genres and layouts

The familiar layouts and attention-grabbing headlines in these texts encourage even the most hesitant student to give them a try. Even better, the engaging visual images and illustrations will help your students develop their visual literacy as they build their reading skills.


Sustainable Format

Here in the Teach Starter office, we love anything to do with sustainability!

The versatile format of this digital magazine means that it is perfect for your students to view in a range of ways. Save paper and give one of the following a try!

  • Download on to individual student tablets or computers.
  • Display on your projector or interactive whiteboard.
  • Finally, print in double-sided, A5 format and bind with a cover to give your students a re-usable reading booklet.

What's Buzzing? New Grade 6 Magazine - perfect for digital download


Not a Year 6 teacher? Register your interest on the What’s Buzzing? landing page to be notified when your year level is published!

Get busy and check out What’s Buzzing? with your students today!

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  • Melinda
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    What a great idea! I love the magazines, excellent resource, thank you. How often will new magazines be published or is this a one off thing?

    • Emma (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Melinda, Thank you for your kind comment! I am so glad you are enjoying our magazines. We don't have any plans at this stage to create new issues, however please feel free to vote for another addition or request a new version using our 'request a resource' widget, found here https://www.teachstarter.com/request-a-resource/. Kind regards, Emma

  • Trish Ratcliffe
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    These magazines are so versatile. Thanks so much for such an engaging resource, for so many year levels. As a teacher in a small school, it’s an excellent resource!

    • Emma (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Trish, Thank you for your positive feedback - you're very welcome! Kind regards, Emma

  • Anne Wescott
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    Grade 2 What's buzzing please

    • Emma (Teach Starter)
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      We’re so glad you love it, Anne! We’ve got a Grade 2 version in the works, so keep an eye out on the Teach Starter website for more to come! Kind regards, Emma

  • Sandra Partridge
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    Hello, I work in a vision impaired school where all of my children have significant vision loss. I would love to use the magazines with them as some have the technology to make the print large enough to see, however the coloured backgrounds mean they cant be used as the contrast is not suitable. Is there any chance they could be produced with white backgrounds and black text please?

    • Emma (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Sandra, Thank you for your comment - we do have a black and white version of the magazine which may be of some help to you. Simply go to the magazine download page, select the drop-down arrow next to the download button and select black and white ---> https://www.teachstarter.com/?go=3164378 I hope this is of some help! Please let us know if we can help in any other way. Kind regards, Emma

  • ************
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    I would love a Year 3 and Year 4 Magazine!

    • Emma (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Renee, Thank you for your enthusiastic feedback! Our resource creators and designers are busily working on the next magazines as we speak. Your comment has been passed onto our creative teams, keep visiting the site and you will be updated on the progress of future issues! Kind regards, Emma

  • Rebecca Lewis
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    I would love grades 3 + 4

    • Kristian
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      Hi Rebecca, Thanks so much for your feedback on the new What's Buzzing Teach Starter Magazine. We had so much fun making this and we have had such wonderful feedback that we are in the process of compiling other versions of the magazine to suit different age groups. Your comment has been passed onto our creative teams, keep visiting the site and you will be updated on the progress of future issues. If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don't hesitate to contact me.

  • Kris Healy
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    Looking forward to a Year 3 magazine

    • Emma (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Kris, We are excited for forthcoming magazines too! Watch this space! Kind regards, Emma

  • Gayle Sloggett
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    Would love a Stage 2 magazine. Any plans for one in the future?

    • Kristian
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      Hi Gayle, Thanks so much for your feedback on the new What's Buzzing Teach Starter Magazine. We had so much fun making this and we have had such wonderful feedback that we are in the process of compiling other versions of the magazine to suit different age groups. Your comment has been passed onto our creative teams, keep visiting the site and you will be updated on the progress of future issues. If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don't hesitate to contact me.

  • Kate Wall
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    It's a great resource, but is there a typo about the dates with Amelia Earheart? Text states she was declared dead in 1939, yet the dates at the top list her life as 1939-1987. According to google it should be 1897-1939?

    • Emma (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Kate, Thank you for your comment - We have fixed the typo and uploaded the correct pages to the resource! Thanks again, Emma

  • Fiona Anderson
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    Really excited to use this next term!

    • Kristian
      ·

      Hi Fiona, Thanks so much for your feedback on the new What's Buzzing Teach Starter Magazine. We had so much fun making this and we have had such wonderful feedback that we are in the process of compiling other versions of the magazine to suit different age groups. Your comment has been passed onto our creative teams, keep visiting the site and you will be updated on the progress of future issues. If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don't hesitate to contact me.

  • Gail Fitzpatrick
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    Would love a magazine for Grades 3 and 4 students.

    • Kristian
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      Hi Gail, Thanks so much for your feedback on the new What's Buzzing Teach Starter Magazine. We had so much fun making this and we have had such wonderful feedback that we are in the process of compiling other versions of the magazine to suit different age groups. Your comment has been passed onto our creative teams, keep visiting the site and you will be updated on the progress of future issues. If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don't hesitate to contact me.

  • Catherine Ramponi
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    Love the magazine concept to build our literacy group resources. Year 6 magazine looks really engaging and relevant for students. Thank you!

    • Kristian
      ·

      Hi Catherine, Thanks so much for your feedback on the new What's Buzzing Teach Starter Magazine. We had so much fun making this and we have had such wonderful feedback that we are in the process of compiling other versions of the magazine to suit different age groups. Your comment has been passed onto our creative teams, keep visiting the site and you will be updated on the progress of future issues. If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don't hesitate to contact me.

  • Joeanne Bugeja
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    I’m interested in stage 2 magazine. Please let me know when they’re available.

    • Kristian
      ·

      Hi Joeanne, Thanks so much for your feedback on the new What's Buzzing Teach Starter Magazine. We had so much fun making this and we have had such wonderful feedback that we are in the process of compiling other versions of the magazine to suit different age groups. Your comment has been passed onto our creative teams, keep visiting the site and you will be updated on the progress of future issues. If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don't hesitate to contact me.

  • Deb Mullins
    ·

    Would love magazines for all grades.

    • Kristian
      ·

      Hi Deb, Thanks so much for your feedback on the new What's Buzzing Teach Starter Magazine. We had so much fun making this and we have had such wonderful feedback that we are in the process of compiling other versions of the magazine to suit different age groups. Your comment has been passed onto our creative teams, keep visiting the site and you will be updated on the progress of future issues. If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don't hesitate to contact me.

  • Jodie Walton
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    I downloaded the magazine this morning and airdropped it to all my students' iPads. They were thrilled to bits to get it. We haven't had much time to go through it yet, but the response has been very positive so far. They especially like the idea of being able to do the word search using the highlighter feature in iBooks. I love the way you have included different types of task cards so that we can choose one that suits our focus.

    • Kristian
      ·

      Hi Jodie, Thanks so much for your feedback on the new What's Buzzing Teach Starter Magazine. We had so much fun making this and we have had such wonderful feedback that we are in the process of compiling other versions of the magazine to suit different age groups. Your comment has been passed onto our creative teams, keep visiting the site and you will be updated on the progress of future issues. If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don't hesitate to contact me.

  • Claire St James Roberts
    ·

    A Grade 5 edition would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

    • Emma (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Claire, a Grade 5 edition would be amazing! Make sure to register your interest at the bottom of the page at https://www.teachstarter.com/whats-buzzing-au/ to be notified when this is released! Kind regards, Emma

  • Tegan Henderson
    ·

    Love this! How often do you plan on releasing new editions?

    • Emma (Teach Starter)
      ·

      We're so glad you love it Tegan! We've got another one in the works, so keep an eye out on the Teach Starter website for more to come! Kind regards, Emma

  • Josh Westwood
    ·

    Grade 2 magazine please

    • Trish (Teach Starter)
      ·

      Hi Josh, we'd love to make a Grade 2 edition! Make sure to register your interest at the bottom of the page at https://www.teachstarter.com/whats-buzzing-au/ to be notified when this is released!

  • Elizabeth Comino
    ·

    Great idea. Any plans for other grade level magazines?

    • Trish (Teach Starter)
      ·

      Hi Elizabeth, there sure is! Make sure to register your interest at the bottom of the page at https://www.teachstarter.com/whats-buzzing-au/ to be notified when an edition for your preferred grade level is released!

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