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Year 4 Magazine - "What's Buzzing?" (First Edition) Task Cards

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A set of five literacy rotation task cards to be used in conjunction with the first edition of Teach Starter’s Year 4 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 the first edition of Teach Starter’s Year 4 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.

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 4 Magazine – What’s Buzzing (First Edition)

You can access the magazine by clicking the thumbnail below.

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELA1475

    Understand that languages have different written and visual communication systems, different oral traditions and different ways of constructing meaningElaborationslearning that a word or sign can carry different weight in different cultural contexts,...

  • ACELA1478

    Understand how different types of texts vary in use of language choices, depending on their purpose and context (for example, tense and types of sentences)Elaborationsbecoming familiar with typical structural stages and language features of various t...

  • 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...

  • ACELA1479

    Understand that paragraphs are a key organisational feature of written textsElaborationsnoticing how longer texts are organised into paragraphs, each beginning with a topic sentence/paragraph opener which predicts how the paragraph will develop and i...

  • 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 ...

  • 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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Love this resource! It is the perfect adaptable fit into any classroom. I hope that future isdues are released!

Nette · Aug 31st, 2019

Hi Janette,

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 · Sep 3rd, 2019

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