A set of five literacy rotation task cards to be used in conjunction with Issue 2 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 Issue 2 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?
For more information about this amazing teaching resource read our blog What’s Buzzing? – Magazine for Students
You can access the magazine by clicking the thumbnail below.
Australian Curriculum alignment
Understand how texts vary in purpose, structure and topic as well as the degree of formalityElaborationsbecoming familiar with the typical stages and language features of such text types as: narrative, procedure, exposition, explanation, discussion a...
Understand the use of vocabulary to express greater precision of meaning, and know that words can have different meanings in different contextsElaborationsmoving from general, ‘all-purpose’ words, for example ‘cut’, to more sp...
Present a point of view about particular literary texts using appropriate metalanguage, and reflecting on the viewpoints of others Elaborations posing and discussing questions, such as 'Should this character have behaved as they did?', and be...
Identify and explain characteristic text structures and language features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the textElaborationsexplaining how the features of a text advocating community action, for example ...
Navigate and read texts for specific purposes applying appropriate text processing strategies, for example predicting and confirming, monitoring meaning, skimming and scanningElaborationsbringing subject and technical vocabulary and concept knowledge...
Use comprehension strategies to analyse information, integrating and linking ideas from a variety of print and digital sourcesElaborationsusing research skills including identifying research purpose, locating texts, gathering and organising informati...
Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive print and multimodal texts, choosing text structures, language features, images and sound appropriate to purpose and audienceElaborationsusing research from print and digital resources t...
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