an essential skill in reading is with inferencing. Starting off simple, with relate(able) themes can give students the practice and success they need to master Inferring.
This is an original story with bright colorful illustrations, so great for struggling readers! I also made it interactive so the students are showing their thinking as they are reading. The students can highlight the clues right in their own printed book copy, which can then act as a great resource for future readings.
I have included a follow up assessment which can be used for at level or above level readers. Can be used with struggling readers as well, with some assistance or scaffolding.