I'm a pack rat!
I have a hard time throwing things away. I very often think, "I can use that!" I'm guessing that some of you might be the same way. So, here's what I'm thinking. Once every-so-often (I'd like to say once per week, but I'm not sure I'd be able to stick to it!) I'm going to post a way to re-use/recycle things you already have into therapy activities! Here's the first -
You've probably seen posts about re-using your magazines for the pictures and stories. I save them for the Ads!
Why? Well magazine ads are LOADED with higher level language concepts! What you're likely to find in the ads:
- figurative language
- multiple meanings
- and language that requires the reader to take a different perspective/point of view and/or use inferencing skills!
In case you can't read the captions, here's what some of the ads say:
The first picture:
- Jelly Belly Jelly Beans: Music to your mouth.
- Aussie Hairspray: Don't be hard headed.
- Excedrin: Migraines so bad I want to take my head off.
- Juice: A full serving of vegetables inside
- Chewing Gum: Survive a snack attack
The second picture:
- Mr. Peanut: He's famous for two things - Planter's nuts and winning staring contests (Go ahead, try him!)
- Fresh Step: It works so well, your cat will need help finding the litterbox.
- Chips Ahoy: They go fast!
- Meow Mix: Yes, it tastes that fresh!
Do you use magazine ads in your therapy sessions? What do you use them to target?
PS, Have a great idea for re-using/recycling what you already have for therapy? If you're interested in writing a guest post to tell us about it, send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org