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Year 3 Magazine - "What's Buzzing?" (Issue 1) Task Cards

PDF | 30 pages|Grade: 3

A set of five literacy rotation task cards to be used in conjunction with issue 1 of Teach Starter’s Year 3 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 3 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 3 Magazine – What’s Buzzing (Issue 1)

You can access the magazine by clicking the thumbnail below.

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELA1481

    Understand that a clause is a unit of grammar usually containing a subject and a verb and that these need to be in agreementElaborationsknowing that a clause is basically a group of words that contains a verb (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative ...

  • ACELT1594

    Discuss texts in which characters, events and settings are portrayed in different ways, and speculate on the authors’ reasonsElaborationsreading texts in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children/young people are the central character...

  • ACELT1596

    Draw connections between personal experiences and the worlds of texts, and share responses with othersElaborationsdiscussing relevant prior knowledge and past experiences to make meaningful connections to the people, places, events, issues and ideas ...

  • ACELT1599

    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 narrativeElaborationsidentifying and discussing the use of descriptive adjectives (‘in the middle of a va...

  • ACELT1601

    Create imaginative texts based on characters, settings and events from students’ own and other cultures using visual features, for example perspective, distance and angleElaborationsdrawing on literary texts read, viewed and listened to for insp...

  • ACELY1675

    Identify the point of view in a text and suggest alternative points of viewElaborationsdiscussing how a text presents the point of view of the main character, and speculating on what other characters might think or feel (Skills: Literacy, Critical an...

  • ACELY1676

    Listen to and contribute to conversations and discussions to share information and ideas and negotiate in collaborative situationsElaborationsparticipating in collaborative discussions, building on and connecting ideas and opinions expressed by other...

  • ACELA1482

    Understand that verbs represent different processes, for example doing, thinking, saying, and relating and that these processes are anchored in time through tenseElaborationsidentifying different types of verbs and the way they add meaning to a ...

  • ACELT1600

    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 proseElaborationsidentifying the effect of imagery in texts, for example the use of ...

  • ACELY1679

    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-correctingElabo...

  • ACELA1483

    Identify the effect on audiences of techniques, for example shot size, vertical camera angle and layout in picture books, advertisements and film segmentsElaborationsnoting how the relationship between characters can be depicted in illustrations thro...

  • ACELA1484

    Learn extended and technical vocabulary and ways of expressing opinion including modal verbs and adverbsElaborationsexploring examples of language which demonstrate a range of feelings and positions, and building a vocabulary to express judgments abo...

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Sarah Helm

Wow I have just seen this and I am excited to use in my literacy rotations. Thank you!

Sarah Helm · Oct 14th, 2019

Royce (Teach Starter)

Hey Sarah, thank you for taking the time to show your appreciation for this magazine. I hope your students enjoy these in their rotations.

Royce (Teach Starter) · Oct 15th, 2019

Melanie

Looking forward to adding these to my reading groups

Melanie · Oct 3rd, 2019

Royce (Teach Starter)

Hey Melanie, thank you for taking the time to show your appreciation for these magazines. I hope your students have a blast reading these. The Y2 magazine is due to come out in the next two weeks!

Royce (Teach Starter) · Oct 8th, 2019

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