I happened to receive the summer edition of Trader Joe's flyer in the mail today. Trader Joe's is a local grocery store. I was perusing it and suddenly realized I could definitely use this in therapy!
How? Check it out: There are short paragraphs that each describe a product that Trader Joe's carries. Each paragraph is basically a short nonfiction passage wrought with facts about history or the product itself. Prices are also listed for each and every item.
*Looking through this flyer, there were 3 alcoholic beverages listed. You could easily copy the flyer and cut those out though!*
1. Life Skills Shopping: Highlight the prices. Give your students a set amount of money and see what they can purchase with that amount. Great for budgeting and money skills.
2. Wacky WH Questions: Read a passage aloud and ask your students WH questions.
3. Adjective Attack: Each paragraph has really great, attention-grabbing adjectives to describe the items. Have your students circle them and come up with synonyms or antonyms.
4. Recipe Round-Up: Pick 3-4 items and discuss what kinds of dishes you could make using the items. Like a mini version of Iron Chef!
5. Persuasion Party: Have your students persuade each other to buy a certain item.
6. Figurative Language Fun: There's a comic on the front page that uses figurative language. Have your students talk about the meaning of the comic and why it's funny.
The possibilities are endless! I love "speech"cycling things I find around the house!!