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Year 4 Magazine – What’s Buzzing? (First Edition)

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24 pages (PDF)|Suitable for Grade: 4

A beautifully designed, 24-page reading magazine specifically designed for Year 4 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 4 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:

  • “Forest Friends” (narrative)
  • “How to Make Slime” (procedure)
  • “Species Snapshot – Sea Jellies” (information report)
  • “Earth Watch – Drowning in Plastic” (explanation)
  • “Digital Warriors – Social Footprints” (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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  • Gail Kelly

    Just looked at the flip version of your Yr 4 magazine. I am very impressed with the layout, content and curriculum acknowledged aspects of each page. Keep up the fantastic work.

    Comment by Gail Kelly on August 23, 2019 at 10:38 am

    • Kristian Kristian

      Hi Gail,

      Thanks so much for your feedback on the new What’s Buzzing Teach Starter Magazine. We had so much fun making these and we have had such wonderful feedback that we are in the process of compiling other versions of the magazine to suit all 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.

      Official comment by Kristian on August 26, 2019 at 8:39 am

  • Nikki Griffiths

    Can the digital copy be saved and opened in iBooks etc for easy sharing with kids or will I need to login in and airdrop etc. Just not sure how to distribute to kids. Great job – I’ve used both year 4 & 5 as printed docs but would love to utilise on iPads.

    Comment by Nikki Griffiths on August 27, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    • Kristian Kristian

      Hi Nikki,
      Yes, you can download the PDF and this will be accessible for the kids in their devices. If they open it in iBooks, they will also be able to annotate the text and complete the Word Search and puzzles using the iBook markup tools.
      If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

      Official comment by Kristian on August 28, 2019 at 8:58 am

  • Nicole

    Looks great! I’d like the year level on the cover to be editable though This would mean that I could support readers in higher year levels by giving them simpler texts to read without them being embarrassed because it says a lower level on the cover.

    Comment by Nicole on September 1, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    • Royce (Teach Starter) Royce (Teach Starter)

      Hey Nicole, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. This is a fantastic idea and an important one we are currently including moving forward with our magazine. Watch this space and if you need assistance with anything else, please do not hesitate to contact us.

      Official comment by Royce (Teach Starter) on September 4, 2019 at 9:04 am

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