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Year 4 Magazine – What's Buzzing? (Issue 3)

PDF | 24 pages|Grade: 4

Issue 3 of our 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 ScienceHistoryGeographyThe Arts, and Health and Physical Education.

Some of the highlights of this issue include:

  • “The Adventures of Pirate Nup and Captain Yet” (narrative)
  • “The Falling Leaves” (poem)
  • “Discovering Dinosaurs” (factual description)
  • “Extreme Environments: Lands of Ice and Sand” (information report)
  • “Best in Show” (playscript)
  • “Digital Warriors: Scroll Trolls (comic).

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 here.

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.

Love this magazine? Don’t forget to download our the first two issues, too!


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Savannah Epskamp

Hi Team, is there an issue 4 for this Year 4 magazine?

Savannah Epskamp · Feb 14th, 2021

Paul (Teach Starter)

Hi Savannah,

Thanks for reaching out to us!

We have three issues of the magazine for each year level. Each magazine article has a corresponding set of task cards and many of them have their own comprehension worksheets. In total, there are over 180 articles with at least 900 corresponding activities. We are confident that three issues of the magazine provide teachers and students with a comprehensive library of teaching resources.

The full resource collection can be found at https://www.teachstarter.com/au/teaching-resource-collection/whats-buzzing/

Paul (Teach Starter) · Feb 15th, 2021

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