This is a really amazingly fun activity that helps them really understand inferencing on a deeper level.
There's a really simple image that ISN'T so simple when they look closely!
It asks students to start by making inferences on the visual clues found in the photo...and asks if they think the woman is telling the truth or lying...DID she kill her husband?
(they come up with the best, most creative arguments - either one works!)
Then they are given a quote from the woman, and what the police found - and based off these TEXTUAL clues, they have to write a police report (it's a form of "summary" writing)
NOTE - included is also a really basic template for a news report - sometimes I get them to do this instead of the police report summary.
You can use whatever works for your class.
This activity really is fun...gets them talking and arguing and inferencing!
Other fun inferencing stuff in my shop!
Visual Inferencing - What's going on in this photo?
Inferencing - Practicing our skills
Inferencing - Explicit VS Implicit worksheet
Visual Inferencing - Generic worksheet
Visual Inferencing - What's going on in this photo? (Historical images)