Teaching Resource

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

PDF | 24 pages|Grade: 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.

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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Print version

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Kylie Focic

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.

Kylie Focic · Jul 26th, 2020

Paul (Teach Starter)

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/

Paul (Teach Starter) · Jul 27th, 2020

Rachel Broome

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 · Apr 30th, 2020

Royce (Teach Starter)

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.

Royce (Teach Starter) · Apr 30th, 2020

Rebecca Shepherd

Hi, is there any way to get a cope of this with the ‘Year 3’ Removed? I

Rebecca Shepherd · Mar 16th, 2021

Angelique Greene

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.

Angelique Greene · Jul 7th, 2021

Rebecca Urry

These magazines are great! When will the next edition be available?

Rebecca Urry · Feb 16th, 2020

Stephanie (Teach Starter)

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/.

Stephanie (Teach Starter) · Feb 17th, 2020

Sarah Thomas

A year 2 one would be amazing 😍

Sarah Thomas · Oct 5th, 2019

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!

Royce (Teach Starter) · Oct 8th, 2019

Kimberley Kemp

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

Kimberley Kemp · Oct 2nd, 2019


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.

Kristian · Oct 3rd, 2019

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?

Rebecca Isaia · Sep 30th, 2019

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.

Royce (Teach Starter) · Sep 30th, 2019

Jo Simpson

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

Jo Simpson · Sep 24th, 2019

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!

Royce (Teach Starter) · Sep 24th, 2019

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