The 10 detailed lesson plans in this unit teach 5th-8th grade students common core reading strategy of making accurate inferences from a text. Students are led, step by step, from simple exercises to making inferences about characters through the monologues found in Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! by Lisa Schlitz. Student work alone and in small groups to check their inferences prior to a student-teacher conference. Students rehearse and perform their assigned monologues as their audience makes inferences from the performance. All student handouts, teacher keys, and rubrics are included.