I used this activity on making inferences with my 4th graders. It was inspired by Tanny McGregor's book Comprehension Connections, where she used her husband's ratty house shoe to have her students make inferences. I used three shoe that were very different and had the students make inferences with their partners. They had to use evidence to back up their inferences. I really love this book and highly recommend it!
The Porch that Took 17 Years to Build - the Before/ AFTER pictures. An inspirational story in waiting and paying cash - debt free living