Students will read love this powerpoint. Great for a mini lesson. Students must predict what is in the magic hat by looking at clue words. The teacher can model how to make inferences by displaying the cold read passage or you can print and hand out to students. I printed the question cards and gave them to pairs of students to discussed. I then underline the clues in the text that helped them make the inference. Sentence stems are included!
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.