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Year 6 Magazine - What's Buzzing? (Issue 1)

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 26 pages | Years: 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.

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Year 6 Magazine - "What's Buzzing?" (Issue 1) Task Cards

A set of five literacy rotation task cards to be used in conjunction with Issue 1 of Teach Starter's Year 6 magazine.

Teach Starter Publishing30 pagesYear: 6

For more information on this amazing teaching resource, read Emma’s blog (NEW) What’s Buzzing? – Magazine for Students.

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  • Natalie Skahill
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    A great resource will this be weekly or monthly? Very useful having the teacher notes to go with it
    • Kristian
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      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.
  • Kirsty Dow
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    Hi I can't seem to find the Milton Mentor reading but there are task cards for it? Thanks
    • Kristian
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      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.
  • Donna Bigger
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    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,
    • Kristian
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      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.
  • Maria Bradshaw
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    Fantastic resource!!! Thanks so much and it would be great to see more of these in the future!
    • Kristian
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      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.
  • THERESE LUNGHUSEN
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    What's Buzzing is great, can't wait for the Year 4 and Year 5 versions.
    • Royce (Teach Starter)
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      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!
  • Sally Tregurtha
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    Awesome!!! How often will new issues be released for each age group?
    • Kristian
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      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.
  • Carey Homma
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    Would love to see other years as well!!! this would be great for some of my ESOL students too! Thanks
    • Kristian
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      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.
  • Diane Kayess
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    I am Joey Scout Leader. Desperately waiting for the Magazine that is suitable for 5-8 year olds. Lots of inspiration.
    • Kristian
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      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.
  • Isabelle Millien
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    Yes please, bring on the one for Year 3
    • Kristian
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      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.
  • Aimee Eberhard
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    Can’t wait for a year 3 and 4 version!
    • Kristian
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      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.

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