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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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  • ACELA1460

    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 backgroundElaborationsidentifying examples and fea...

  • ACELA1462

    Identify language that can be used for appreciating texts and the qualities of people and thingsElaborationsexploring how language is used to express feelings including learning vocabulary to express a gradation of feeling, for example ‘happy’, ...

  • ACELA1463

    Understand that different types of texts have identifiable text structures and language features that help the text serve its purposeElaborationsidentifying the topic and type of a text through its visual presentation, for example cover design, packa...

  • ACELA1468

    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 adjectivesElaborationsexploring ...

  • ACELA1469

    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 wordsElaborationscomparing two versions o...

  • ACELA1470

    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 purposeElaborationsinterpreting new terminology drawing on prior knowledge, analogies and connec...

  • ACELA1823

    Use knowledge of letter patterns and morphemes to read and write high-frequency words and words whose spelling is not predictable from their soundsElaborationsusing known words in writing and spelling unknown words using morphemic knowledge of letter...

  • ACELT1587

    Discuss how depictions of characters in print, sound and images reflect the contexts in which they were createdElaborationsexploring iconography of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Inte...

  • ACELT1589

    Compare opinions about characters, events and settings in and between texts Elaborations discussing each others' preferences for stories set in familiar or unfamiliar worlds, or about people whose lives are like or unlike their own (Skills: L...

  • ACELT1590

    Identify aspects of different types of literary texts that entertain, and give reasons for personal preferencesElaborationsdescribing features of texts from different cultures including recurring language patterns, style of illustrations, elements of...

  • ACELT1591

    Discuss the characters and settings of different texts and explore how language is used to present these features in different waysElaborationsdescribing features of text settings including time, colours used to portray year, season, and place (count...

  • ACELT1592

    Identify, reproduce and experiment with rhythmic, sound and word patterns in poems, chants, rhymes and songsElaborationsexploring poems, chants, rhymes or songs from different cultures which class members may bring from home (Skills: Literacy, Numera...

  • ACELY1671

    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...

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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!

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