A set of five literacy rotation task cards to be used in conjunction with the first edition of Teach Starter’s Year 1 magazine.
Take the stress out of your literacy planning with these comprehensive task cards!
What are these task cards for?
These task cards have been designed specifically for use with the first edition of Teach Starter’s Year 1 magazine, What’s Buzzing?
How do I use the magazine and task cards for literacy groups?
In countless ways! You could assign each literary group an article for the week, then allow the students to work through the five sets of task cards.
Teachers, please read over articles before you plan your activities. Some content may need teacher guidance depending on students abilities.
What types of task cards are included?
Year 1 Magazine – What’s Buzzing (First Edition)
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Australian Curriculum alignment
Understand that people use different systems of communication to cater to different needs and purposes and that many people may use sign systems to communicate with others
Understand that language is used in combination with other means of communication, for example facial expressions and gestures to interact with others
Understand that the purposes texts serve shape their structure in predictable ways
Identify the parts of a simple sentence that represent â€˜Whatâ€™s happening?â€™, â€˜What state is being described?â€™, â€˜Who or what is involved?â€™ and the surrounding circumstances
Discuss how authors create characters using language and images
Discuss characters and events in a range of literary texts and share personal responses to these texts, making connections with students' own experiences
Discuss features of plot, character and setting in different types of literature and explore some features of characters in different texts
Recreate texts imaginatively using drawing, writing, performance and digital forms of communication
Respond to texts drawn from a range of cultures and experiencesElaborationsexploring some of the meanings and teachings embedded in Dreaming stories (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding)using drawing and writ...
Engage in conversations and discussions, using active listening behaviours, showing interest, and contributing ideas, information and questions
Create short imaginative and informative texts that show emerging use of appropriate text structure, sentence-level grammar, word choice, spelling, punctuation and appropriate multimodal elements, for example illustrations and diagrams
Understand that there are different ways of asking for information, making offers and giving commandsElaborationslearning the difference between questions and statements, requests and commands (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)learnin...
Explore differences in words that represent people, places and things (nouns, including pronouns), happenings and states (verbs), qualities (adjectives) and details such as when, where and how (adverbs)
Express preferences for specific texts and authors and listen to the opinions of others
Use interaction skills including turn-taking, recognising the contributions of others, speaking clearly and using appropriate volume and pace
Innovate on familiar texts by using similar characters, repetitive patterns or vocabulary
Explore different ways of expressing emotions, including verbal, visual, body language and facial expressions
Compare different kinds of images in narrative and informative texts and discuss how they contribute to meaning
Understand concepts about print and screen, including how different types of texts are organised using page numbering, tables of content, headings and titles, navigation buttons, bars and links
Understand the use of vocabulary in everyday contexts as well as a growing number of school contexts, including appropriate use of formal and informal terms of address in different contexts
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