This is a fun activity that gets students' creative juices flowing and demonstrates their ability to understand inferences. Students write a paragraph from the point of view of an object, as if it could think and speak, without actually identifying the object. They're required to include text clues to help the reader figure out which object is speaking. The download includes a worksheet for students to write their paragraphs on, an example paragraph, prompts that encourage students to brainstorm before writing their final draft, and 32 object cards. This could be used as either a formative or summative assessment and would be great for a language arts or reading class, although it could be tweaked to suit almost any subject area.