Teach your students 8 essential reading strategeis using this chart: Preview the Text, Predict, Connect, Question, Visualize, Infer, Summarize, and Draw Conclusions.
If you need a more detailed lesson plan on how to MODEL the strategies, please check out "Active Reader Strategies. Modeling with a 3-Column Chart" on TPT. It includes a 2-page Active Reader Strategies student handout, a 3-column chart strategy, a completed SAMPLE chart for modelling, comprehensive teaching suggestions, and Common Core Standards.
I also have two other lessons that help you teach/model specific reading skills:
1) Summarizing Fiction with a Plot Summary Chart
2) Making Inferences on "the Car" Poem.