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Year 2 Magazine – What’s Buzzing? (First Edition)

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26 pages (PDF)|Suitable for Grade: 2

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).

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. Download the What’s Buzzing? Task Cards.

Digital version

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.

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Print version

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  • Susan Lew-Kee

    Is there a Year One Magazine on its way?

    Comment by Susan Lew-Kee on October 27, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    • Royce (Teach Starter) Royce (Teach Starter)

      Hey Susan, we plan to bring out the Year 1 Magazine in November. Stay tuned!

      Official comment by Royce (Teach Starter) on October 28, 2019 at 8:06 am

  • Sylvia Free

    Wow, thanks for writing these and especially the Southern Hemisphere versions!!!

    Comment by Sylvia Free on October 28, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    • Royce (Teach Starter) Royce (Teach Starter)

      Hey Sylvia, I am glad to hear you are enjoying the What’s Buzzing Year 2 Magazine. I hope your students have a great time with these.

      Official comment by Royce (Teach Starter) on October 30, 2019 at 8:30 am

  • Kirstie Mastronardi

    Love that you’ve started them for Year 2 as well! Thanks guys

    Comment by Kirstie Mastronardi on October 29, 2019 at 10:06 am

    • Royce (Teach Starter) Royce (Teach Starter)

      Hey Kristie, thank you for taking the time to show your appreciation for the Year 2 Magazine. The Year 1 will be ready for a November release soon!

      Official comment by Royce (Teach Starter) on October 30, 2019 at 8:27 am

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