Readwritethink.org is an excellent resource for reading and writing strategies. It provides TONS of information and searchable lesson plans. I've posted links below to a few that I think would be useful in a variety of lessons and subjects!
The "Trading Card Creator" could be a fun way to get kids to use summary strategies, and then collaborate with each other. Get them up and moving around the room!
Templates for Social Media Posts
A series of Facebook posts between characters? Twitter tete-a-tete between historical figures? A comic book explanation of the quadratic equation? Why not? Use these ready-made templates to help kids have fun while demonstrating their comprehension.
Every student should know the basics of summary writing. Writing a clear summary helps them demonstrate their comprehension of a subject, helps them understand how to separate key themes and ideas from supporting details, and of course, gives them an opportunity to develop writing skills. The slideshow below should help you guide students through note-taking and summarizing.