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Year 1 Magazine - "What's Buzzing?" (Issue 1) Task Cards

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A set of five literacy rotation task cards to be used in conjunction with issue 1 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 issue 1 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?

Five sets of task cards have been included. These address the areas of writing, language, comprehension, reading strategies and higher-order thinking skills.

Year 1 Magazine – What’s Buzzing (Issue 1)

You can access the magazine by clicking the thumbnail below.

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELA1444

    Understand that language is used in combination with other means of communication, for example facial expressions and gestures to interact with othersElaborationsrecognising the effect of words, symbols, gestures and body language on the way communic...

  • ACELY1661

    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 diagramsElaborationsref...

  • ACELY1656

    Engage in conversations and discussions, using active listening behaviours, showing interest, and contributing ideas, information and questionsElaborationslistening for details in spoken informative texts (Skills: Literacy)participating in informal ...

  • ACELY1655

    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...

  • ACELT1586

    Recreate texts imaginatively using drawing, writing, performance and digital forms of communicationElaborationscreating visual representations of literary texts from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Asian cultures (Skills: Literacy, Critical and...

  • ACELT1584

    Discuss features of plot, character and setting in different types of literature and explore some features of characters in different textsElaborationsexamining different types of literature including traditional tales, humorous stories and poetry (...

  • ACELT1582

    Discuss characters and events in a range of literary texts and share personal responses to these texts, making connections with students' own experiencesElaborationsdiscussing characters from books and films and whether these are life-like or imagina...

  • ACELT1581

    Discuss how authors create characters using language and imagesElaborationsidentifying similarities between texts from different cultural traditions, for example representations of dragons in traditional European and Asian texts (Skills: Literacy, Cr...

  • ACELA1451

    Identify the parts of a simple sentence that represent ‘What’s happening?’, ‘What state is being described?’, ‘Who or what is involved?’ and the surrounding circumstancesElaborationsknowing that, in terms of ...

  • ACELA1447

    Understand that the purposes texts serve shape their structure in predictable waysElaborationsdiscussing and comparing the purposes of familiar texts drawn from local contexts and interests (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)becoming f...

  • ACELA1443

    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 othersElaborationsrecognising how and where signs and symbols are used and placed in ...

  • ACELA1452

    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)Elaborationstalking about effective words that d...

  • ACELT1583

    Express preferences for specific texts and authors and listen to the opinions of othersElaborationssharing favourite texts and authors and some reasons for preferences (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)...

  • ACELA1446

    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...

  • ACELY1788

    Use interaction skills including turn-taking, recognising the contributions of others, speaking clearly and using appropriate volume and paceElaborationsidentifying turn-taking patterns in group and pair work (for example initiating a topic, changing...

  • ACELT1832

    Innovate on familiar texts by using similar characters, repetitive patterns or vocabularyElaborationsimitating a characteristic piece of speech or dialogue, or the attitude or expression of favourite or humorous characters in texts (Skills: Literacy,...

  • ACELA1453

    Compare different kinds of images in narrative and informative texts and discuss how they contribute to meaningElaborationstalking about what is ‘real’ and what is imagined in texts, for example ‘This is the section about platypuses i...

  • ACELA1787

    Explore different ways of expressing emotions, including verbal, visual, body language and facial expressionsElaborationsextending students’ vocabularies for the expression of feelings and emotions (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinki...

  • ACELA1454

    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 contextsElaborationslearning forms of address for visitors and how to...

  • ACELA1450

    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 linksElaborationslearning about how books and digital texts ar...

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These are great resources! Any plans for making a foundation/kindergarten one?

Emma · Nov 16th, 2019

Hey Emma, that sounds like a fantastic idea. We are currently observing the feedback for the current magazine issues to see where we go next with them. In the meantime, feel free to make a resource request. A high volume of votes helps the request gain traction and allows us to put into progress quicker.

Royce (Teach Starter) · Nov 18th, 2019

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