One of my favorite lessons to teach during CAFE time is the lesson on visualizing or making pictures in your head. My students are always SILENT and on task for the entire lesson!!!!
The quick explanation is... I read a story, pausing throughout for students to draw what they see in their minds. After students tell a partner what the story was about using their illustrations.
Of course there is more to the lesson but I thought I would give you the short version as an introduction. For the entire lesson outline and the recording pages click on any of the pictures!