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Chapter 3: Grouping for Instruction: Who Goes Where with Whom to Do What?
Grouping for Instruction: Who Goes Where with Whom to Do What?
A young couple we know had a private wedding ceremony and then planned a destination weekend celebration to include friends and extended family. The celebration, which was held at a rustic resort, was designed so that the families of the bride and groom could get to know each other. To that end, at the Saturday night dinner, half the people seated at each table were from the bride's family and half from the groom's family.
In order to facilitate conversation, the couple made up a family crossword puzzle and left one copy on each table, along with several pencils. Half the clues focused on the ...