Landscapes can be a great way to start forming inferences about setting. Display a landscape, such as View of the Shimmering Sea from Woods Hole, Massachusetts, by Feodor Zakharov. Ask open-ended questions such as,
- Where is this?
- Do you think this is somewhere near or far away?
- What season is it?
Prompt students to support their inferences with facts by asking, What do you see that makes you say that? Or, ask more directly: What facts did you use to make that inference?