Making Inferences the Fun & Easy Way | Worksheets

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Making inferences or understanding implied meaning can be a tricky task when students move from concrete ways of learning to abstract ideas. As a result, it is important for many students to receive explicit instruction that can help them navigate these critical thinking skills.    

Making inferences activities and lessons

All About Making Inferences the Fun and Easy Way

This 60-page digital worksheets download teaches students about making inferences and how to decipher implied meaning. Pages can be printed, or they can be completed on a computer or iPad by following the instructions on the bottom of the page. 

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The product begins with images. Socially conscious advertisements were collected from all over the world that have hidden messages embedded in images. Not only will students learn how to find these subliminal messages, but they will be guided towards healthy living and kindness towards others and our planet. Next, the product offers inference worksheets that help students to critically analyze slogans, product names, and even metaphors so they can successfully uncover inferences. A wonderfully fun inference game is also included and finally, students discover implied meaning in sentences.

At the end of the workbook, some of the organizations that contributed images provided statements regarding what students can do to make a difference. I hope that students, teachers, and parents are inspired to select an organization or two and see what they can do to make a difference in our world.

What are Inferences? 

An inference is implied meaning or a conclusion that is formed from facts or evidence.  It's a higher-order reasoning skill that is taught in middle school when instruction moves from concrete ways of thinking to more abstract ways of thinking.

Why is it Important to Teach Students about Inferences?

Inferences are a vital skill for students to master because it helps develop reading and listening comprehension.  In particular, this advanced language skill enables students to make connections, understand foreshadowing, and draw important conclusions. In addition, social inferences are an essential social skill that allows one to infer or extrapolate how people feel, what they are thinking or saying, and what they plan to do.

Are There Other Products That Exercise Abstract Language Skills?

At Good Sensory Learning we a collection of products that strengthen abstract thinking skills.  Here are a few favorites:

  1. Abstract Thinking and Multiple Meanings
  2. Higher-Order Language Bundle
  3. Following Directions the Fun and Easy Way Bundle

You can also check out our critical thinking products here: Critical Thinking Collection Page.


Usage of product

Flow chart of how to make a pdf usable on a computer or iPad

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Laura B.

This is by far the BEST product I have bought! Fantastic inferencing activity. Always looking for interesting and concrete ways to teach this skill. Kids enjoyed this activity! I can't even imagine the amount of work that went into this. I would highly recommend. Yes, it was a little pricey but well worth every penny.

Alyson C.
So useful!

This will be very useful in my class this year. I have three different levels of students ranging from average to a year behind, so all the options in this workbook will let me really cater to the different classes' needs.

Bridget P.

I loved this lesson. I had been focusing on inferences the week prior, and this was a perfect way to reinforce not only inferences in writing and advertisements but also an effective way to reinforce critical thinking skills. I definitely will use this again, and recommend it.


This has to be one of the BEST resources I've come across for working on inferences. I love how it uses real advertisements (things our students come across every day) to help students make inferences, and there are so many pages included. I'm going to be working on these for a while :) Thanks!

Erin O.

This is an extremely well thought out guide to inferencing. I bought this for my upper grade students in elementary and some of the activities were a tad too hard. But there are great ideas in here!! It's clear a lot of effort was put into this unit.