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I have to shout out Josh and Mike over at SideResult.  They built this killer site and got me into the 21st century!  Thanks, guys. This blog will be for literary insights, and lessons.  I’ll call them Lit Lessons!  Little snippets the students bring into class, that I find in my reading and listening to podcasts and even brain explosions …

Lit Lessons #1: Structure

Way back when I was young teacher, I found this in a Pixar tip sheep.  It’s a structure outline and yes, when you think about it, structure is that easy. Once upon a time there was ___.  Every day, ___.  One day ___.  Because of that, ___. Because of that, ___.  Until finally ___. But don’t trust me on this, …