Early release

One of the common perquisites enjoyed by high school seniors is early release. So when I asked my AP Lang class to make video satires last month, a team of three seniors lampooned their class’s attitudes to the practice and to high school in general:

Students also had to reflect on how their videos used various satirical devices. After we watched the videos together, I told my students I’d assign this project each year even if I’m teaching calculus. (No chance of that, but you get the picture.)