A beautifully designed, 16-page reading magazine specifically designed for Foundation students.
Liven up your literacy rotations with Teach Starter’s beautifully designed and highly informative magazine, What’s Buzzing?
The magazine’s content has been specifically curated for Foundation students. It uses age-appropriate vocabulary and a variety of text types to address a wide range of relevant and engaging topics. It includes articles that some Foundation students will be able to engage with on their own, along with articles that can be read by the teacher as a whole class activity.
Some of the highlights of this issue include:
- “My Dog Max” (narrative)
- “Community Helpers: Police Officer” (profile)
- “5 Fun Facts About Ants” (information)
- “Little Tree” (poem)
- “Where is My Hat?” (comic).
Also included is a comprehensive list of suggested activity ideas for each article. These activities can be used after you have read the magazine as a class or during group work.
If you are keen to save time, ink and paper, you can display a digital version of the magazine on your interactive whiteboard or one-to-one device using our online flip-book.
Australian Curriculum alignment
Understand that texts can take many forms, can be very short (for example an exit sign) or quite long (for example an information book or a film) and that stories and informative texts have different purposesElaborationssharing experiences of differe...
Listen to and respond orally to texts and to the communication of others in informal and structured classroom situationsElaborationslistening to, remembering and following simple instructions (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)sequenci...
Identify some differences between imaginative and informative textsElaborationstalking about what is ârealâ and what is imagined in texts (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)identifying and selecting texts for information purp...
Create short texts to explore, record and report ideas and events using familiar words and beginning writing knowledgeElaborationsusing image-making and beginning writing to represent characters and events in written, film and web-based texts (Skills...
Recognise and generate rhyming words, alliteration patterns, syllables and sounds (phonemes) in spoken wordsElaborationsrecognising and producing rhyming words when listening to rhyming stories or rhymes, for example âfunnyâ and âmoney...
Read decodable and predictable texts, practising phrasing and fluency, and monitor meaning using concepts about print and emerging contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledgeElaborationsnavigating a text correctly, starting at the right pl...
Use comprehension strategies to understand and discuss texts listened to, viewed or read independentlyElaborationstalking about the meanings in texts listened to, viewed and read (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)visualising elements ...
Understand concepts about print and screen, including how books, film and simple digital texts work, and know some features of print, for example directionalityElaborationslearning about print: direction of print and return sweep, spaces between word...
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