English Language Arts
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    Finalizing The Satirical Videos

    Finalizing The Satirical Videos


    In this lesson, students will conference with their teacher at some point and finish their satirical video. If Students have time, they can ask for input from another group one more time.


    • Read the lesson and student content.
    • Anticipate student difficulties and identify the differentiation options you will choose for working with your students.


    • To focus groups’ attention back to the videos and how to improve them, start class with a general discussion on progress.
    • Some students will be able to verbalize their issues, and others will hear their own in them.
      • ELL: Monitor that students who come from cultures where asking for help or recognizing problems/issues are frowned-upon openly share their views. Remind these students of the importance of sharing openly in our culture.
    • Students can offer each other suggestions, and the conversation will hopefully spill over into the groups’ work on their videos.
    • This is a good opportunity for the teacher to reflect on the path of instruction. Keep track of students’ struggles and see if there are any recurring questions. This may help you assess your own clarity of instruction and anticipate struggles in the future.


    Discuss the following with your classmates.

    • What problem is your group facing?
    • How far have you gotten so far?
    • What is the most important change you’ll be making today?
    • What would you like advice on?

    Satirical Video

    • Start each conference with the central questions:
      • ✓ What is the object of satire here?
      • ✓ What or whom are you criticizing?
    • While students should be able to voice several of their satirical strategies, if you can think of ways to either amplify these—or to add one or two—do so.

    Work Time

    Continue working in your groups.

    • Complete the first edit of your video.
    • Conference with your teacher. When you meet with your teacher, be prepared to explain what you’re satirizing and two to three of your most important satirical strategies.

    Peer Review

    • Some students will have worked on the video quite a bit outside of class and may finish well before others. If they can make some constructive suggestions, all the better.
    • Groups that don’t have time for this kind of feedback might be asked to solicit it for homework.

    Work Time

    If you have time, ask another group to watch your video and offer suggestions for improvement. Do the same for another group.

    • The other group can best help you with clarity. Is your point clear? What are you satirizing?
    • After that, look for general pointers. What can heighten the point you’re making?

    Juvenalian or Horatian?

    • Ask students to analyze whether their video is more Juvenalian or Horatian. What purpose were they aiming to achieve?
      • SWD: As in previous lessons, allow some additional time for SWDs to discuss with a partner before writing to help them organize their thoughts.


    Complete a Quick Write.

    • Is your video more Juvenalian or Horatian? Is this on purpose?

    Open Notebook

    Satirical Video

    • Remind students to complete their videos for the next lesson.
    • Make alternative arrangements if students will not be able to work on the videos at home.


    This is your last chance to wrap up your video.

    • Finish your group’s satirical video.
    • Submit it for viewing.