Friday, October 11, 2019

Animating "still shots" in writing

If you put three or four still shots together, notice how they can look like a choppy video? 
 That's how animation works.  
And if you have three or four still shots in writing, they can provide similar movement.  This is how we track movement of the mind, by taking several "snapshots" or "thoughtshots" as Barry Lane calls them, and putting them into a sequence.  What sequence?  Any.  And if we don't like how they work out, we can change them.  

That's what the text structures help writers create.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Kayla Shook Test Structure Sheets

Kayla Shook, teacher from DeZavala Elementary in San Marcos CISD created the following worksheet.  We have also included a completed worksheet by one of her students.  You can find additional information at

Thursday, August 14, 2014

iTunes U

The link below you will click from an iPad in order to see the iTunes U Course on the device.  

Below is the enrollment code.  Some people like to use that instead of clicking a link.  I find the clicking of the link easier.  J8S-MBH-2S2