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Literature - Friday Night Lights Unit Plan Distance Learning

Grade Levels
7th - 12th
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45 pages
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Friday Night Lights, H.G. Bissinger's study of the impact of football in a Texas town resonates across the country. His discussions of the academics vs. sports debate,race, gender, and class issues, and entitlement will hook middle and high school students. Friday Night Lights will hook middle and high school students because it speaks to the secondary school experience as well as society's expectations.

This complete unit plan, includes: Common Core Standards and Bloom's Taxonomy grade level, time frame, assessments, and detailed daily plans as well as writing journal openers, chapter by chapter discussion questions, a wide variety of activities that address the elements of literature, essay topics,a project, review sheet and a test. Many blank student response pages that correspond with the activities mentioned above are included for digital access, whether for Distance or Classroom Learning.

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Reading this book along with viewing the movie is sure to generate some terrific analytic discussions.

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Friday Night Lights Unit Plan Lessons

Total Pages
45 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


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