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Year 6 Magazine - What's Buzzing? (First Edition)

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$4.99 | 26 pages (PDF)|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.

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

Natalie Skahill · Oct 9th, 2019

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.

Kristian · Oct 14th, 2019

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

Kirsty Dow · Aug 12th, 2019

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.

Kristian · Aug 15th, 2019

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,

Donna Bigger · Jul 2nd, 2019

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.

Kristian · Jul 2nd, 2019

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

Maria Bradshaw · Jun 27th, 2019

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.

Kristian · Jun 27th, 2019

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

THERESE LUNGHUSEN · Jun 26th, 2019

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!

Royce (Teach Starter) · Jun 27th, 2019

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

Sally Tregurtha · Jun 20th, 2019

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.

Kristian · Jun 21st, 2019

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

Carey Homma · Jun 19th, 2019

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.

Kristian · Jun 20th, 2019

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

Diane Kayess · Jun 19th, 2019

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.

Kristian · Jun 19th, 2019

Yes please, bring on the one for Year 3

Isabelle Millien · Jun 19th, 2019

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.

Kristian · Jun 19th, 2019

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

Aimee Eberhard · Jun 18th, 2019

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.

Kristian · Jun 19th, 2019

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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