This activity helps students realize that we are making inferences all the time. This product is intended to be used after you have taught the students how to make inferences. It is critical that the students realize that they make these inferences using details in the photograph and their prior knowledge. When students make the inferences they must explain how they know these things. Forcing them to explain helps the students get to the depth of thinking.
There are a total of 25 photographs included with this product. Most of these photos were taken from morguefile.com. Each photo asks the students to make 3 inferences about either the character, plot (happening) or setting.
There are several ways you could use this. The main way I use this in my classroom, is as a gallery walk. I like to print the pictures out in color and either put them in page protectors or laminate them. Students then go around the room and write down their inferences into their notebooks (you can also use the sheet that I created at the end of the packet). You could also display them on the overhead and have the students answer them at their seat. You could also use one at a time as a warm up or bell ringer. Either way, make sure you complete one or two with your students so that they can see the depth of thinking that needs to occur with each photograph.