Still recovering from the time change? This story will cheer you up! The Detroit Symphony Orchestra took a break from playing in their city's concert hall, which has some of the best acoustics of any performance venue in the country, to give an impromptu concert to IKEA shoppers: http://ow.ly/uqtjL
Discuss multiple character emotions with this video--how do the different people respond to the unexpected music?
"Waiting for a White Knight" in this book is a great story for teaching visualizing and changing visual images. Fire and Wings: Dragon Tales from East and West
Tight Times (Picture Puffins) by Barbara Shook Hazen
An Octopus at Home - an activity I authored on Frolyc. Frolyc - Create. Publish. Inspire!
Black Bears and People - an activity I authored on Frolyc. Frolyc - Create. Publish. Inspire!
A quick read and perfect for modeling how to make inferences about a "broad" setting for the events
Revised for 2013! This file includes resources, lesson plans, and stories for teaching students how to infer character emotions and character trait...
Character Traits and Emotions: Making Inferences
Tight Times (Picture Puffins): Barbara Shook Hazen, Trina Schart Hyman
Frindle by Andrew Clements. Excellent for looking at direct and indirect character development.
Good for character emotions inferences. A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams | Scholastic.com
A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams | Scholastic.com
Reading Is Thinking: inferring with poetry
Reading Is Thinking: Tight Times inferencing lesson