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 !
ALSO IN MY SHOP:
Inferencing BUNDLE - Complete unit
Visual Inferencing - What's going on in this photo?
Visual Inferencing - What's going on in this photo? (Historical images)
Visual Inferencing - Generic worksheet
Inferencing - Practicing our skills
Inferencing - Explicit VS Implicit worksheet
Visual & written Inferencing - Murder Mystery! (students favourite activity)
Inferencing - using SHORT short stories (so much fun)