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

PDF | 26 pages|Grade: 6

A beautifully designed, 26-page reading magazine specifically designed for Grade 6 students.

Liven up your reading small group rotations or guided reading groups with Teach Starter’s beautifully designed and highly informative educational magazine for kids in sixth grade, What’s Buzzing?

The student magazine’s content has been specifically written for sixth-grade students. It uses age-appropriate vocabulary as well as a variety of different 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, Fine Arts, and PE. Each page in the magazine has accompanying questions and activities which ask students to expand their thinking and comprehension skills.

Some of the highlights of this kids news magazine issue include:

  • “The Enigma of AX29” (narrative)
  • “How to Make a Tessellation Artwork” (procedural)
  • “Species Snapshot – Tardigrades” (informational)
  • “Earth Watch – What is Climate Change?” (expository)
  • “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.

Adaptable Student Magazine Articles

Integrating literacy into all your learning areas has never been easier! The articles in the kids’ magazine relate to a range of learning areas such as Science, Humanities, Fine Arts, and Health Education.

What's Buzzing? New Grade 6 Magazine - These articles are able to be used in any lesson!

Using a Kids Magazine for Differentiation

How can a Grade 6 magazine be suitable for my class when I have such a diverse range of learning abilities? The wonderful thing about a magazine format is the differentiation opportunities it presents for teachers. Magazines have many advantages over traditional texts – the multiple genres, varied text lengths and range of topics, as well as the assortment of layouts, means that there really is something for everyone!

What's Buzzing? New Grade 6 Magazine - differentiate your lessons with a range of genres and formats

The familiar layouts and attention-grabbing headlines in these texts encourage even the most hesitant student to give them a try. Even better, the engaging visual images and illustrations will help your students develop their visual literacy as they build their reading skills.

Digital magazine version

Want 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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