Mrs. Lantz

  • I Am

    • A dedicated teacher
    • A demonstrative mother
    • A devoted wife
    • A daring adventurer
    • A devout coffee-lover
    • A die-hard Rangers fan

    This is my first year teaching at Mabank High School and I am thrilled and excited to discover the hidden talents and closet book-lovers within my students. My intention is to instill a life-long love of learning and literature to the students so they will have the opportunities to take them further in life.

  • 8:00-8:47

    1st Period

    English I

    8:51-9:38

    2nd Period

    English 1 

    9:42-10:32

    3rd Period

    English 1 

    10:36-11:23

    4th Period

    English 1 

    11:27- 11:57 PM

    Lunch

    12:01-12:57

    5th Period

    English I

    1:01-1:48

    6th Period

    English 1 

    1:52-2:39

    Conference

    2:43-3:30

    8th Period

    English 1


     

  • vmlantz@mabankisd.net

    903-880-1600 ext. 2203



1st Nine Weeks

Aug. 14 - Oct. 11

2nd Nine Weeks

Oct. 12 - Dec. 19






First 




Semester 

Unit One: Perspectives


Essential Question: How does point of view change a person’s perspective?


This unit will focus on literary analysis of short stories and poetry.

 


 

Core Texts:

“The Big Bad Wolf”

“Where the Wild Things Are”

“Sleeping Beauty”

Fractured Fairy Tales

“Cask of Amontillado”

William Blake’s “The Chimney Sweeper”

“Pretty Ugly”


Selected non-fiction to support the theme

 


 

Literary Terms

tone, inference, author’s purpose, imagery, metaphor, simile, personification, antagonist, protagonist, setting, characterization, point of view, connotation, denotation, theme

 


 

Vocabulary: 

fairy tale, perspective, villain, vexed, stifled, crevice, hideous, audacity, derision, cask, avenge, impunity, insufferable, grotesque, crypt, niche, fetter, chimney sweeper

STAAR Vocabulary:

4 Week Common: effective, transition, clarify, reverence, significant, infer, unresolved, naive, vulnerable, thesis/controlling idea/main idea, circular argument

9 Week Common: convey, appeal, depicts, deceptive, reflective, conflict, perplexed, signify, acquired, author’s message/thesis, implies, compels, anecdote, accompaniment, beckon  

 


 

Required TEKS:

1B, 2C, 5B, 5C, 8A, 10A, Fig. 19B 


Supplemental TEKS:

 


 


Unit Two: The Unexpected


Essential Question: Does life live up to our expectations?


This unit will focus on literary analysis of plays and connected poetry.

 


 

Core Texts: 

“Annabel Lee”

Romeo and Juliet

West Side Story


Non-fiction:

Real life Romeo and Juliet (Bosnia)

 


 

Literary Terms:

 monologue, soliloquy, stage directions, prologue, characterization, conflict, plot development (linear & non-linear), foreshadowing, irony (dramatic, verbal, situational)

 


 

Vocabulary: 

adversary, banishment, chastity,  idolatry, inauspicious, lament, masque, rite, sepulchre, shroud, immigrate, bravado, segregation, dissever, seraphs, melancholy

STAAR Vocabulary:

4 Week Common: effective, transition, clarify, reverence, significant, infer, unresolved, naive, vulnerable, thesis/controlling idea/main idea, circular argument

9 Week Common: convey, appeal, depicts, deceptive, reflective, conflict, perplexed, signify, acquired, author’s message/thesis, implies, compels, anecdote, accompaniment, beckon

 


 

Required TEKS:

1B, 2C, 5B, 6A, 8A, 10A, 19B


Supplementing TEKS:

 


 





Third Nine Weeks

Jan. 7 - Mar. 6

Fourth Nine Weeks

Mar. 16 - May 22





Second 





Semester

Unit Three: Identity


Essential Question: What is the connection between personal identity and personal responsibility?


This unit will focus on how non-fiction and poetry connects to novels.

 


 

Core Texts: 

Malala Yousafzai non-fiction

The House on Mango Street

“The Rose that Grew from Concrete”

STAAR Games 

 


 

Literary Terms

symbolism, metaphor, simile, alliteration, personification, parallelism, diction, expository essay

 


 

Vocabulary: 

Nobel Peace Prize, extremist, activism, vignette, stoop, canteen, ferocious, voodoo, bazaar, esperanza, sassy, imitate

STAAR Vocabulary:

4 Week:

9 Week: 

 


 

Required TEKS:

1B, 5B, 5C, 6A, 8A, 9A, 9B, 9C, 19B


Supplementing TEKS:


 


 


Unit Four: Metamorphosis


Essential Question: How do individual experiences create a hero?


This unit will focus on different types of poetry and how they relate to the world.

 


 

Core Texts:

The Odyssey

Long Way Down

Poetry Slam


Selected non-fiction and poetry to support the theme.

 


 

Literary Terms:  

allusion, symbolism, motif,

 


 

Vocabulary: 

hero, odyssey, averse, cunning, impetuous, pyre, invocation, muse, quest, omen, contrite, aghast, 

 


 

Required TEKS:



Supplementing TEKS:


 


 



English 1 Syllabus

Please come to class EVERY DAY with these supplies:

Pencils/Pens

3 Subject Notebook

Kleenex

Liquid Glue

Highlighters (Yellow, Green, Pink, Blue, Orange)

Chromebook/Charger


Tutorial Times:

Tuesday 3:30-4:15 pm

Thursday 3:30-4:15 pm

Other times are available by appointment. Please call or email me to set up a time.

(903) 880-1600 ext. 2203

vmlantz@mabankisd.net