This bundle provides all the materials necessary to do a mini-lesson or pre-reading activity that asks students to make inferences and create a visually-based story. Included is a lesson plan aligned to CCSS, a graphic organizer for scaffolding the visually-based story, and a paired text that students can use to practice inference skills. The MODIFIABLE graphic organizer provides 5 check templates for students to record their purchases (one class example and 4 of their own). Students are also given space to draw inferences from a peer's set of checks as well as reflect on the effectiveness of their checks to tell an intended story or provide characterization details. The paired text is a .pdf of the visually-based story "Ordeal by Cheque" that is ready to be sent for printing. This bundle can be a stand alone mini-lesson or used as a pre-reading activity for Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun."