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Year 3 Magazine – What’s Buzzing? (First Edition)

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A beautifully designed, 24-page reading magazine specifically designed for Year 3 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 3 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:

  • “Max’s One Man Band” (narrative)
  • “How to Build a Worm Farm” (procedure)
  • “Species Snapshot – Naked Mole Rat” (information report)
  • “Earth Watch – The Problem with Litter” (explanation)
  • “Recess Rules – The More the Merrier” (comic).

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.

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  • Jo Simpson

    These Magazines are extremely helpful, looking forward to seeing the next magazine you produce.

    Comment by Jo Simpson on September 24, 2019 at 3:25 pm


    • Royce (Teach Starter) Royce (Teach Starter)

      Thank you Jo for taking the time to send your lovely feedback. Stay tuned for the issues that are on their way!

      Official comment by Royce (Teach Starter) on September 24, 2019 at 3:43 pm


  • Rebecca Isaia

    Thank you. this magazine looks great. I am definitely going to use it in the coming term
    Can I ask if the readings are Lexile levelled?

    Comment by Rebecca Isaia on September 30, 2019 at 8:04 am


    • Royce (Teach Starter) Royce (Teach Starter)

      Hi Rebecca, that is a fantastic idea and one that would be worth looking into. Could I please ask that you pop in a request for this resource addition. The more votes it gets the quicker we can put this into action.

      Official comment by Royce (Teach Starter) on September 30, 2019 at 1:47 pm


  • Kimberley Kemp

    These magazines are great! Will you be adding a year 2 edition soon as my class would love these! Thanks 🙂

    Comment by Kimberley Kemp on October 2, 2019 at 9:17 pm


    • Kristian Kristian

      Hi Kimberley,

      Thanks so much for your feedback on the new What’s Buzzing Teach Starter Magazine. We had so much fun making this and we have had such wonderful feedback that we are in the process of compiling other versions of the magazine to suit different age groups.

      Your comment has been passed onto our creative teams, keep visiting the site and you will be updated on the progress of future issues.

      If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

      Official comment by Kristian on October 3, 2019 at 7:52 am


  • Sarah Thomas

    A year 2 one would be amazing 😍

    Comment by Sarah Thomas on October 5, 2019 at 10:02 am


    • Royce (Teach Starter) Royce (Teach Starter)

      Hey Sarah, thank you for sharing your support with these magazines. The First Edition of our Year 2 Magazine is due to come out next week!

      Official comment by Royce (Teach Starter) on October 8, 2019 at 8:24 am


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