Topical Guide 161
Skills: Following Instructions
Mr. Simone began giving orders.
“All those of you who are in the sixth grade and whose names begin with A through K stand up, or, if you are already standing, remain standing, and, of course, if your last name begins with L through Z and you are now sitting, remain sitting, or if you are now standing, sit down,” said Mr. Simone. There was some confused mumbling, and a number of sixth-graders who had been sitting stood, a similar number who had been standing sat on the floor or scrambled for vacated seats, and a few looked to the heavens, or to the scaffolding, for help. …
This sort of thing went on for nearly an hour, until Mr. Simone had divided each grade into groups of classroom size.
Little Follies, “Take the Long Way Home”
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