I have carefully chosen three HIGH-INTEREST young adult novels that my former students LOVED and made 3 inference/text evidence worksheets that you could use in literature circles on or consecutive days as assessments, warm-ups, etc.
I did this with my students this year & they LOVED it. We attached an extended-response writing assignment to this and it went VERY WELL. The kids did not fight the writing portion because they LOVED the passages and figuring out what was happening.
THE PASSAGES ALL INVOLVE TEENAGERS AND LOTS OF SUSPENSE!!
The inferences made can self-differentiate. Your lower kids may be able to pick up on just the basic things going on while higher students can make really deep, text-based inferences.