When students read, they need to use details from the text and prior knowledge to form new ideas. The Making Inferences lesson, for grades 4–8, will help your students learn to make inferences as they read fiction and nonfiction. This lesson includes a definition, an explanation of how the skill is used, an example, and practice questions with excerpts from real books. The Making Inferences lesson can kick off a reading lesson or serve as an impromptu refresher of skills already introduced. The lesson also includes a separate Answer Key PDF.