I had the kids fill out this little inferencing sheet where they had to describe a picture from the story, write their inference about the picture, and then write about a clue/schema that helped them make their inference.

The Blog: Inferencing Practice - bags with lists of clues

Inference Bags Also create some with evidence---to pull out "what evidence do you have to prove your thought?

First Grade Fresh: Inferencing Activities

First Grade Fresh: Inferencing--What's in the bag! OPT: "What's in my neighbor's trash" & bring trash bag filled with misc.