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Designing groupwork activities: a case study

Oneresultofworkin'languagethroughliterature'or'pedagogic stylistics'approachestoliteratureteachingoverthelasttwo decadeshasbeenthepublicationofanimpressiverangeof materialsforuseinpairworkandgroupwork(see,forexemplificationofthisrange,McRaeandBoardman1984,Maleyand Moulding1985,BentonandBenton1990,DurantandFabb 1990).Manyteachersnowusesuchcommerciallyproduced materials.Overthesameperiod,too,aconsiderablebodyofmore theoreticalanddescriptivematerialhasalsobuiltup,exploring generalprinciplesandprioritiesinsuchapproaches(see,for

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example,BrumfitandCarter1986,Short1989,McRae1991, CarterandLong1991,Widdowson1992);suchcommentariesand descriptionsprovideahelpfulframeworkfordiscussingandevaluatingpracticalinitiativesinthisarea.