Inference Bags - Put mystery items in each bag. Have students write out 6 clues about their mystery object in the bag. The clues shouldn't be obvious, but they do have to be factual. Once finished, students will read clues & make inferences about what the mystery object is.
Books to Read Out Loud for Grades 3-6 So, this all leads to the question, what can you read to delight and inspire your students? I asked this question on facebook and had over 80 responses! Here is a list of their suggestions (along with a few comments from me). To find out more, click on the book title to go to Amazon.
Emily Dickinson's "Because I could not stop for Death" summary/analysis & Quiz