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Year 6 Magazine – What’s Buzzing? (First Edition)

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26 pages (PDF)|Suitable for Grade: 6

A beautifully designed, 26-page reading magazine specifically designed for Year 6 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 6 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 Enigma of AX29” (narrative)
  • “How to Make a Tessellation Artwork” (procedure)
  • “Species Snapshot – Tardigrades” (information report)
  • “Earth Watch – What is Climate Change?” (explanation)
  • “Peer Politics – In Sync (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 Emma’s blog (NEW) What’s Buzzing? – Magazine for Students.

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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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  • Aimee Eberhard

    Can’t wait for a year 3 and 4 version!

    Comment by Aimee Eberhard on June 18, 2019 at 10:38 pm


    • Kristian Kristian

      Hi Aimee,

      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.

      Official comment by Kristian on June 19, 2019 at 12:10 pm


  • Isabelle Millien

    Yes please, bring on the one for Year 3

    Comment by Isabelle Millien on June 19, 2019 at 10:47 am


    • Kristian Kristian

      Hi Isabelle,

      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.

      Official comment by Kristian on June 19, 2019 at 12:11 pm


  • Diane Kayess

    I am Joey Scout Leader. Desperately waiting for the Magazine that is suitable for 5-8 year olds. Lots of inspiration.

    Comment by Diane Kayess on June 19, 2019 at 1:47 pm


    • Kristian Kristian

      Hi Diane,

      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.

      Official comment by Kristian on June 19, 2019 at 2:13 pm


  • Carey Homma

    Would love to see other years as well!!! this would be great for some of my ESOL students too! Thanks

    Comment by Carey Homma on June 19, 2019 at 7:24 pm


    • Kristian Kristian

      Hi Carey,

      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.

      Official comment by Kristian on June 20, 2019 at 7:58 am


  • Sally Tregurtha

    Awesome!!! How often will new issues be released for each age group?

    Comment by Sally Tregurtha on June 20, 2019 at 8:32 pm


    • Kristian Kristian

      Hi Sally,

      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.

      Official comment by Kristian on June 21, 2019 at 8:09 am


  • THERESE LUNGHUSEN

    What’s Buzzing is great, can’t wait for the Year 4 and Year 5 versions.

    Comment by THERESE LUNGHUSEN on June 26, 2019 at 11:42 am


    • Royce (Teach Starter) Royce (Teach Starter)

      Hey Therese, thank you for you lovely comment. Keep an eye on this page as the Year 4 and 5 versions will be out very soon!

      Official comment by Royce (Teach Starter) on June 27, 2019 at 9:49 am


  • Maria Bradshaw

    Fantastic resource!!! Thanks so much and it would be great to see more of these in the future!

    Comment by Maria Bradshaw on June 27, 2019 at 11:21 am


    • Kristian Kristian

      Hi Maria,

      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.

      Official comment by Kristian on June 27, 2019 at 11:39 am


  • Donna Bigger

    Hi there,

    Thank you for this terrific resource. We are a one-to-one PC classroom. How do you best recommend sharing the magazine via Google Classroom?

    Thank you for advising,

    Comment by Donna Bigger on July 2, 2019 at 2:31 pm


    • Kristian Kristian

      Hi there Donna,

      I would suggest downloading the PDF of the magazine and adding it as an attachment to your lesson or unit of work. That way the students can access it and if they want to mark up the PDF in any way, they can create their own copy and work on it individually. If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

      Official comment by Kristian on July 2, 2019 at 3:22 pm


  • Kirsty Dow

    Hi I can’t seem to find the Milton Mentor reading but there are task cards for it? Thanks

    Comment by Kirsty Dow on August 12, 2019 at 6:38 pm


    • Kristian Kristian

      Hi Kirsty,
      Milton Mentor is the ‘fake’ advertisement on Page 4.
      If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

      Official comment by Kristian on August 15, 2019 at 9:38 am


  • Natalie Skahill

    A great resource will this be weekly or monthly? Very useful having the teacher notes to go with it

    Comment by Natalie Skahill on October 9, 2019 at 3:29 pm


    • Kristian Kristian

      Hi Natalie,
      At this stage the magazines are being released per year level, one each month. Our aim is to have four magazines per year level with 10 articles in each magazine. This would mean an entire year’s worth of magazine content for each year level on the Teach Starter site. Our next release is the year two magazine next Wednesday. Subsequent releases for each year level will happen in descending order. If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

      Official comment by Kristian on October 14, 2019 at 8:13 am


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Resource Updates

  • Error on birth-death dates for Amelia Earhart on pg. 22 corrected.

    Fix by Stephanie (Teach Starter) Jun 26th, 2019

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