Reading between the lines is not easy, even in a first language. This handout offers a scaffolded and interactive lesson on how to critically read for opinions. It is perfect for high school ESOL (advanced) or university English for Academic Purposes. The lesson starts with key vocabulary for making inferences and bridges cultural knowledge. The lesson then models of the process of analyzing a text. There is a follow-on assignment that sets up future classes where students will take the lead and and share their learning. The student handout has clear steps. The teacher handout has answers and some tips and ideas.