Inferencing is the first unit in every English class I teach, and this works really well.
The students are provided with printed images (strange, but real images) that they fill out this sheet on. You can also project the images and have students pick their favourite one to work on.
It takes them through the process of inferencing and making connections to prior knowledge...which we do constantly in English class.
I hope it helps and I hope the kids enjoy it!
**See the Powerpoint in my shop that can go along beautifully with this.