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Year 2 Magazine - "What's Buzzing?" (Issue 1) Task Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 35 pages | Years: 2

A set of five literacy rotation task cards to be used in conjunction with Issue 1 of Teach Starter's Year 2 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 2 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 2 Magazine – What’s Buzzing (Issue 1)

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Year 2 Magazine - What's Buzzing? (Issue 1)

A beautifully designed, 24-page reading magazine specifically written for Year 2 students.

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  • lball7@hotmail.com

    I have just discovered the magazines today when trying to find some appropriate reading material for my 1/2 class, to read during this period of home learning. They look fantastic. Have also downloaded the Year 1 magazine and the task cards to use with both editions. Looking to use these in Term 2 either back in the actual classroom or through google Classroom. I agree with Kim, they are engaging and perfectly pitched for the age group. My capable independent readers will love these. Thankyou for such an amazing resource :)

    • Paul (Teach Starter)

      Hi Leanne, Thank you for your kind words! We're glad to hear they are hitting the mark!

  • Bruna Doro

    I am loving these magazines and the task cards that come with them. I ma using the Year 2 mag for my very low readers in Year 4. Great to use as comprehension tasks as well and in guided reading session especially for the support officers who work with the children. It's all there. Will you be producing a second edition of all the different grades ?

    • Royce (Teach Starter)

      Hey Bruna, thank you for sharing your experiences with What's Buzzing. As these are a fairly new resources, we are currently assessing feedback and customer demand for this resource to see what we do next. There are requests for more to be created on our requests page. If you would like to see more of these, show your support by adding your votes to these.

  • Kim van d Linde

    I have been using the year 3 magazine with my higher level readers and they love it. So..... I have been eagerly waiting for the year 2 levelled one. The texts are engaging and perfectly pitched to engage and challenge many of my current yr 2 students. The task cards are an excellent resource and really do make planning and differentiation easier. Thank you so much for producing these magazines.

    • Royce (Teach Starter)

      Hey Kim, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with our magazines. It is wonderful to hear that the magazine and task cards are working for your class. Keep an eye out for our Year 1 What's Buzzing? Magazine, coming out this month!