A beautifully designed, 24-page reading magazine specifically designed for Year 5 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 5 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:
- “The Loudest Sound in the World” (narrative)
- “How to Make a Twirling Spinner” (procedure)
- “Species Snapshot – Narwhals” (information report)
- “Earth Watch – From Fires to Flooding” (explanation)
- “Healthy Mind, Healthy Body – What’s Your Sport? (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.
For more information on this amazing teaching resource, read Ali’s blog (NEW) Year 5 Magazine – What’s Buzzing?
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.
Download this resource as part of a larger resource pack or Unit Plan.
NSW Curriculum alignment
Uses an integrated range of skills, strategies and knowledge to read, view and comprehend a wide range of texts in different media and technologies
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Navigate and read imaginative, informative and persuasive texts by interpreting structural features, including tables of content, glossaries, chapters, headings and subheadings and applying appropriate text processing strategies, including monitoring...
Use comprehension strategies to analyse information, integrating and linking ideas from a variety of print and digital sources
Australian Curriculum alignment
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...
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