A set of five literacy rotation task cards to be used in conjunction with issue 1 of Teach Starter’s Year 3 magazine.
Take the stress out of your literacy planning with these comprehensive task cards!
What are these task cards for?
These task cards have been designed specifically for use with issue 1 of Teach Starter’s Year 3 magazine, What’s Buzzing?
How do I use the magazine and task cards for literacy groups?
In countless ways! You could assign each literary group an article for the week, then allow the students to work through the five sets of task cards.
Teachers, please read over articles before you plan your activities. Some content may need teacher guidance depending on students abilities.
What types of task cards are included?
Year 3 Magazine – What’s Buzzing (Issue 1)
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Australian Curriculum alignment
Understand that a clause is a unit of grammar usually containing a subject and a verb and that these need to be in agreementElaborationsknowing that a clause is basically a group of words that contains a verb (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative ...
Discuss texts in which characters, events and settings are portrayed in different ways, and speculate on the authorsâ reasonsElaborationsreading texts in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children/young people are the central character...
Draw connections between personal experiences and the worlds of texts, and share responses with othersElaborationsdiscussing relevant prior knowledge and past experiences to make meaningful connections to the people, places, events, issues and ideas ...
Discuss how language is used to describe the settings in texts, and explore how the settings shape the events and influence the mood of the narrativeElaborationsidentifying and discussing the use of descriptive adjectives (âin the middle of a va...
Create imaginative texts based on characters, settings and events from studentsâ own and other cultures using visual features, for example perspective, distance and angleElaborationsdrawing on literary texts read, viewed and listened to for insp...
Identify the point of view in a text and suggest alternative points of viewElaborationsdiscussing how a text presents the point of view of the main character, and speculating on what other characters might think or feel (Skills: Literacy, Critical an...
Listen to and contribute to conversations and discussions to share information and ideas and negotiate in collaborative situationsElaborationsparticipating in collaborative discussions, building on and connecting ideas and opinions expressed by other...
Identify and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing
Understand that verbs represent different processes, for example doing, thinking, saying, and relating and that these processes are anchored in time through tenseElaborationsidentifying different types of verbs and the way they add meaning to a ...
Discuss the nature and effects of some language devices used to enhance meaning and shape the readerâs reaction, including rhythm and onomatopoeia in poetry and proseElaborationsidentifying the effect of imagery in texts, for example the use of ...
Read an increasing range of different types of texts by combining contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge, using text processing strategies, for example monitoring, predicting, confirming, rereading, reading on and self-correctingElabo...
Describe and apply strategies that can be used in situations that make them feel uncomfortable or unsafe
Identify the effect on audiences of techniques, for example shot size, vertical camera angle and layout in picture books, advertisements and film segmentsElaborationsnoting how the relationship between characters can be depicted in illustrations thro...
Describe strategies to make the classroom and playground healthy, safe and active spaces
Describe how respect, empathy and valuing diversity can positively influence relationships
Learn extended and technical vocabulary and ways of expressing opinion including modal verbs and adverbsElaborationsexploring examples of language which demonstrate a range of feelings and positions, and building a vocabulary to express judgments abo...
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