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).
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.
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.
Download this resource as part of a larger resource pack or Unit Plan.
Australian Curriculum alignment
Understand that a clause is a unit of grammar usually containing a subject and a verb and that these need to be in agreement
Discuss texts in which characters, events and settings are portrayed in different ways, and speculate on the authors?? reasons
Draw connections between personal experiences and the worlds of texts, and share responses with others
Discuss how language is used to describe the settings in texts, and explore how the settings shape the events and influence the mood of the narrative
Create imaginative texts based on characters, settings and events from students?? own and other cultures using visual features, for example perspective, distance and angle
Identify the point of view in a text and suggest alternative points of view
Listen to and contribute to conversations and discussions to share information and ideas and negotiate in collaborative situations
Identify and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing
Understand that verbs represent different processes, for exampleÂ doing, thinking, saying, and relating and that these processes are anchored in time through tense
Discuss the nature and effects of some language devices used to enhance meaning and shape the reader??s reaction, including rhythm and onomatopoeia in poetry and prose
Read an increasing range of different types of texts by combining contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge, using text processing strategies, for example monitoring, predicting, confirming, rereading, reading on and self-correcting
Describe and apply strategies that can be used in situations that make them feel uncomfortable or unsafe
Identify the effect on audiences of techniques, for example shot size, vertical camera angle and layout in picture books, advertisements and film segments
Describe strategies to make the classroom and playground healthy, safe and active spaces
Describe how respect, empathy and valuing diversity can positively influence relationships
Learn extended and technical vocabulary and ways of expressing opinion including modal verbs and adverbs
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