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lesson 11
1 hour

Using the Words of Others to Advance Our Agendas


In this lesson, students read pages 77–79 of “Dreaming of Heroes” from Friday Night Lights, in which Don and Charlie Billingsley are introduced and the beginning plays of the season opener football game are described. Students work in small groups to read and analyze the text before working with the Direct and Indirect Reporting Tool, on which students track when Bissinger uses the actual words of the characters and when he reconstructs events, conversations, and emotions in order to advance his own point of view.


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Bilingual Language Progressions

These resources, developed by the New York State Education Department, provide standard-level scaffolding suggestions for English Language Learners (ELLs) to help them meet grade-level demands. Each resource contains scaffolds at multiple levels of language acquisition and describes the linguistic demands of the standards to help ELA teachers as well as ESL/bilingual teachers scaffold content for their English learning students.


From of the New York State Education Department. Grade 10 ELA Module 1, Unit 3, Lesson 11. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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