Ready Reference Guides contain the most important information you need to know about a CAFE Menu strategy. They are designed to help you teach it, impart the secret to the strategy, leaning in and letting them know there is a 'secret' to the strategy is an immediate hook, and trouble shooting. Many teachers have created a Ready Reference section in their Pensieve or conferring notebooks. Then lessons are right where you need them, right when you need them.
This comprehension strategy of Make a picture or mental image is a favorite of many students. At times we explain the mental Image as a movie running in your mind, or creating a mind movie of what is happening in the story. For students new to mental images, this is a great metaphor.