Students will master inferences through this step-by-step, child-friendly, critical thinking lesson plan and printable packet. This seven-page lesson gives clear teacher instructions, two pages of student handouts, and a master with answers! A bonus page comes with specific inferential questions that work well with almost any reading story. Even my literal thinkers were able to master the skill of inferring after this lesson. It has worked well with both my 4th and 6th grade classrooms. These skills learned aid student comprehension with both non-fiction and fiction text, and the vocabulary word "infer" now has meaning for all my students.