I have a very intensive programming background so I just need a jump start idea,

basically what I want to do is to make an xml file. write some action script that can read different sentences from the file and then show one by one on the stage with some animation.

my idea is to

1 - make an xml file with data
2 - load it as an array and run a loop on it (read sentence by sentence)
3 - simple animation can be to move it on X Axis incrementally,

i want to do like it to make animation and text independent

any wise words to get started are highly appreciated.