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Grade 3 Magazine - What's Buzzing? (Issue 1)

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 24 pages | Grades: 3

A beautifully designed, 24-page reading magazine specifically written for Grade 3 students.

Liven up your reading small group rotations or guided reading groups with Teach Starter’s beautifully designed and highly informative magazine, What’s Buzzing?.

The magazine’s content has been specifically written for Grade 3 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.

Some of the highlights of this issue include:

  • “Max’s One Man Band” (narrative)
  • “How to Build a Worm Farm” (procedure)
  • “Species Snapshot – Naked Mole Rat” (information report)
  • “Earth Watch – The Problem with Litter” (explanation)
  • “Recess Rules – The More the Merrier” (comic).

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 today!


Digital version

If you are looking to save time, ink, and paper, you can display a digital version of the magazine on your interactive whiteboard or individual student devices using our online flip-book.

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Print version


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  • Cassandra Lytch-Colter

    I just looked through the magazine for 3rd grade. I do like it. I subscribe to another magazine which will add variety, however I will be using this as it is a well laid plan. How often will this magazine be written?

    • Holly (Teach Starter)

      Hey Cassandra! Aren't they just the best? Just to let you know, we have three issues of the magazine for each year level. And best of all, each magazine article has a corresponding set of task cards and many of them have their own comprehension worksheets. In total, there are over 180 articles with at least 900 corresponding activities. We hope that the current three issues of the magazine provide you with a comprehensive library of teaching resources. The full resource collection can be found at https://www.teachstarter.com/au/teaching-resource-collection/whats-buzzing/. At this stage, we are focusing on other types of awesome resources to add to our website. Kind regards, Holly