A beautifully designed, 26-page reading magazine specifically designed for Grade 6 students.
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.
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!
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.
Download this resource as part of a larger resource pack or Unit Plan.
Common Core Curriculum alignment
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
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Error on birth-death dates for Amelia Earhart corrected.
Fix by Stephanie (Teach Starter) Jun 26th, 2019
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