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lesson 13
1 hour

The Season Opener: Identity, Expectations, and Tradition


In this final lesson before the 10.1.3 End-of-Unit Assessment, students read pages 84–88 of “Dreaming of Heroes” from Friday Night Lights, in which Bissinger describes the Permian Panthers’ action-filled season opener. Students use the Season Opener: Actions and Reactions Tool to structure their analysis of the actions of key players in the season opener. Students then draw upon their work with the tool to discuss in groups how the events of the season opener develop the central ideas of identity, expectations, and tradition.


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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 13. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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