Teaching Resource

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

PDF | 26 pages|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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    Vicki Richardson

    I agree….no Year grouping would be great. Its hard to provide an older year student a matched resource when it is labled as a lower ability.

    Vicki Richardson · Apr 29th, 2020

    Royce (Teach Starter)

    Great point Vicki, we will be adding ageless versions of these magazines soon.

    Royce (Teach Starter) · Apr 30th, 2020


    These are fantastic. Like Lyn I am hoping that you will create more. Those who have used magazine issue one – vote for more on the request page!

    Emma · Feb 7th, 2020

    Royce (Teach Starter)

    Hey Emma, thank you for sharing your experience with out What’s Buzzing Magazine. It is great to see such a movement behind creating more!

    Royce (Teach Starter) · Feb 10th, 2020

    Janita Woods

    Can you tell me how I can download the digital version please?

    Janita Woods · Feb 1st, 2020

    Royce (Teach Starter)

    Hey Janita, thanks for getting in contact with us. There are two ways you can view this magazine digitally. You can download this as a PDF and view it as a digital file or you can click the View flip-book button under the Digital Version heading. This can be accessed without a log in, so students can easily access it on their devices if needed.

    Royce (Teach Starter) · Feb 3rd, 2020

    Lyn Gordon

    what a fantastic resource! I can’t wait to test it out. Will there be more?

    Lyn Gordon · Jan 9th, 2020

    Royce (Teach Starter)

    Hey Lyn, thank you for showing your positive support for our magazine. If you would like to see more of these, please make a request to help this progress sooner. You can make a request by following this link: https://www.teachstarter.com/request-a-resource/?resource_type=resource

    Royce (Teach Starter) · Jan 10th, 2020

    Kirstie Mastronardi

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

    Kirstie Mastronardi · Oct 29th, 2019

    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!

    Royce (Teach Starter) · Oct 30th, 2019

    Sylvia Free

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

    Sylvia Free · Oct 28th, 2019

    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.

    Royce (Teach Starter) · Oct 30th, 2019

    Susan Lew-Kee

    Is there a Year One Magazine on its way?

    Susan Lew-Kee · Oct 27th, 2019

    Royce (Teach Starter)

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

    Royce (Teach Starter) · Oct 28th, 2019

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