This activity gets students thinking about the messages conveyed in advertising as they examine ads from familiar everyday brands.
Prior to using this handout, I pass out magazines to students [Family Circle, Better Homes & Gardens, Southern Living, etc.] and ask them to choose a full page food product ad from their magazine. Students carefully remove their chosen ad to create a "tear sheet". Students are asked trade their ad with another student as they begin reading and working on the activity. **I also have a collection of food advertising tear sheets that I keep on hand for this project. Students have access to them and may exchange their ad if they are uninspired by the ad they received.