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Free Download: Year 1 Magazine - What's Buzzing? (First Edition)

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25 pages (PDF)|Suitable for Grades: 1 - 1

A beautifully designed, 24-page reading magazine specifically written for Year 1 students.

The magazine’s content has been specifically curated for Year 1 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:

  • “My Dog Doggo” (narrative)
  • “How to Make a Banana Split” (procedure)
  • “Species Snapshot: Honey Bees” (information report)
  • “Earth Watch: Good Pet Care” (explanation)
  • “Super Foods: What’s for Lunch?” (comic)
  • “Search-a-Rooney (image search activity).

Task Cards

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.

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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  • In your classroom, use this flip book style teaching presentation to display new vocabulary to your students for each week of the learning year. Turn this resource into a flip book by:

    • Printing out the pages
    • Use a hole punch to create holes in the three marked places at the top of the page
    • Use metal book rings to bind them
    • Display the flip book by hanging it with string or sitting it on a stand.
    In this teaching resource, each page contains:
    • a new word
    • the definition of the word
    • an example sentence, showing the word being used in context.
    Recommended to be used with the PowerPoint presentation version for whole class lessons. [resource]2486026[/resource]

    by Royce (Teach Starter) Jan 31st, 2019

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