A beautifully designed, 24-page reading magazine specifically written for Year 2 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 Year 2 students. It uses age-appropriate vocabulary and a variety of text types to address a wide range of relevant and engaging topics.The articles contained within the magazine directly relate to learning areas such as Science, History, Geography, The Arts and Health and Physical Education.
Some of the highlights of this issue include:
- “Crabbing at Night” (narrative)
- “How to Make a Paper Aeroplane” (procedure)
- “Species Snapshot: Ulysses Butterfly” (information report)
- “Earth Watch: Protecting Native Plants and Animals” (explanation)
- “Team Trials: Success Celebrators” (comic)
- “Search-a-Rooney (image search activity).
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. Download the What’s Buzzing? Task Cards.
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.
Download this resource as part of a larger resource pack or Unit Plan.
Australian Curriculum alignment
Understand that spoken, visual and written forms of language are different modes of communication with different features and their use varies according to the audience, purpose, context and cultural background
Understand that different types of texts have identifiable text structures and language features that help the text serve its purpose
Discuss how depictions of characters in print, sound and images reflect the contexts in which they were created
Compare opinions about characters, events and settings in and between texts
Discuss the characters and settings of different texts and explore how language is used to present these features in different ways
Create short imaginative, informative and persuasive texts using growing knowledge of text structures and language features for familiar and some less familiar audiences, selecting print and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose
Describe their own strengths and achievements and those of others, and identify how these contribute to personal identities
Identify language that can be used for appreciating texts and the qualities of people and things
Understand that nouns represent people, places, concrete objects and abstract concepts; that there are three types of nouns: common, proper and pronouns; and that noun groups/phrases can be expanded using articles and adjectives
Identify aspects of different types of literary texts that entertain, and give reasons for personal preferences
Identify, reproduce and experiment with rhythmic, sound and word patterns in poems, chants, rhymes and songs
Use knowledge of letter patterns and morphemes to read and write high-frequency words and words whose spelling is not predictable from their sounds
Identify and practise emotional responses that account for own and others?? feelings
Identify visual representations of characters?? actions, reactions, speech and thought processes in narratives, and consider how these images add to or contradict or multiply the meaning of accompanying words
Understand the use of vocabulary about familiar and new topics and experiment with and begin to make conscious choices of vocabulary to suit audience and purpose
Recognise situations and opportunities to promote health, safety and wellbeing
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