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

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 24 pages | Years: 3

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

A set of five literacy rotation task cards to be used in conjunction with Issue 1 of Teach Starter's Year 3 magazine.

Teach Starter Publishing30 pagesYear: 3

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  • Angelique Greene
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    I download the year 4 booklet and just print the front page and then remove the front page from the year 3 booklet, and put in the year 4 one.
  • Kylie Focic
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    I really like the magazines, as well as the task cards. I can print individual texts from the magazines to use during my literacy group rotations and I particularly like that all the magazines have the same text types, in the same order. I have a 3/4 composite class and I am using magazines from Year 2 to Year 5, allowing me to differentiate for my groups. Alternatively, I can print enough copies of a text for the whole class if I want to do a whole class literacy lesson. I would love to see a 2nd edition! Thanks.
    • Paul (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Kylie, Issue 2 is on its way! Check out our blog with the release schedule at https://www.teachstarter.com/au/blog/whats-buzzing-magazine-issue-2-schedule/
  • Rachel Broome
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    Is there any way you could remove the 'Year 3' from the cover? I'd like to use these within a Year 4 class, with my students who are reading at a lower level.
    • Rachel Broome
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      Thanks!
    • Rebecca Shepherd
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      Hi, is there any way to get a cope of this with the 'Year 3' Removed? I
    • Royce (Teach Starter)
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      Hey Rachel, thank you for your feedback. That is a fantastic idea and one we are currently working on. We will update you when the additional files have been added to the website.
  • Rebecca Urry
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    These magazines are great! When will the next edition be available?
    • Stephanie (Teach Starter)
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      Thank you for your kind comment! I am so glad you are enjoying our magazines. We don’t have any plans at this stage to create new issues; however, please feel free to vote for another addition or request a new version using our ‘request a resource’ widget, found here https://www.teachstarter.com/request-a-resource/.
  • Sarah Thomas
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    A year 2 one would be amazing 😍
    • Royce (Teach Starter)
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      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!
  • Kimberley Kemp
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    These magazines are great! Will you be adding a year 2 edition soon as my class would love these! Thanks :)
    • Kristian
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      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.
  • Rebecca Isaia
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    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?
    • Royce (Teach Starter)
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      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.
  • Jo Simpson
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    These Magazines are extremely helpful, looking forward to seeing the next magazine you produce.
    • Royce (Teach Starter)
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      Thank you Jo for taking the time to send your lovely feedback. Stay tuned for the issues that are on their way!

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