This activity uses a short passage describing Odessa from Friday Night Lights to practice close reading. Students answer several close reading questions about then passage (provided). Then, using a Mad Libs style template, they write their own descriptive passage. It has the added benefit of requiring students to think about parts of speech. The handout is in Word form so it can be edited. I can be used when introducing Friday Night Lights, but it can also be used as a free-standing activity to practice close reading.