This student created her own unique way to practice using blocks and white boards. The student identifies the elements of a story by building objects that represent each element, and then organizing them using the whiteboards. She can subsequently retell the story to herself, clearly identifying the characters, setting and plot of the story she is focusing on.
This strategy is this student's strategy of choice; it works for her, and so she is provided time to practice this strategy to gain long-term mastery and skill. Others students gain the most understanding through other strategies, and practice those instead. Through this method, every student is able to get what they need. Amazing!