Name: Jennifer London 
    Writing prompt from 1st day of class:
    1. What would you attempt if you knew you couldn't fail?
    2. What can you do to overcome a fear a failure?
     **The summer reading assignment is for ALL students in ALL sections of Mrs. London's and Mrs. King's sophomore English.
    Summer Reading Assignment 2018
    Here is the link to the summer reading assignment for rising sophomores for the the 2018-2019 school year.  There are TWO parts to the assignment. Both parts are required and are due by the end of the first week of school. Read and follow directions carefully.
    Mrs. London's Smart Lunch Schedule 2018-2019:
    *Students who are missing assignments and/or failing are expected to attend smart lunch sessions until work is made up or grade is brought up to at least a 60.
    Storm the Beach 2016
    REQUIRED TEXTS: *Students are expected to purchase their own hard copies of these works for the purpose of annotating the text. 
    Unit 1 Text: Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (Folger Shakespeare Library Series - Blue cover)
    Unit 2 Text: NONE 
    Unit 3 Text: Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton 
    (ISBN 0-7432-6217-4) 
    **Students need to wait to purchase this book until they have their schedules.  Students in Mrs. King's class will not be reading this novel. 
    Unit 4 Text:  The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger  (ISBN 0-316-7695-3)

    Welcome to my Language A classroom!  I am looking forward to a great year with your child!  Throughout this course we will focus on content (literature), communication (written and verbal), and language (grammar and mechanics).  In addition to furthering your student's skills in Lang A, we will also focus on the ATLs, preparing for the English II EOC exam, and developing the skills needed for coursework beyond the MYP program.  My goal is to challenge and push your child in order to experience growth in his /her ability to critically read and analyze text and as a writer.  Of course, it is also my goal that your child has an enjoyable experience through a varied approach to Language Arts.   I am also very excited about working with and getting to know your child this year!
    I graduated from UNC Charlotte with a BA in English.  I taught previously in Lincoln County Schools at East Lincoln High School where I taught English I, II, III, and AP Language.  I also worked for the Mooresville Graded School District as a 3rd grade reading and math tutor.  The 2018-2019 school year will be my 8th year at South Iredell, my 7th year in the IB program teaching Level 5 Literature and Language, and my 14th year of teaching.  I am very excited and proud to call myself a Viking! 
    I was born and raised in Mooresville, NC, and I still live there with my husband Joe and our 6 wonderful children, 3 boys and 3 girls ranging in ages 18 to my 9 1/2 year-old-twins.  My oldest, Allie, will be attending East Carolina University in the fall in order to pursue a BFA in dance performance and choreography. Her long term plans include attending physical therapy school.  My 2nd oldest, Noah, is a junior at Mooresville High School where he plays soccer as well as for Lake Norman Soccer Club. My 3rd oldest, Zach, is a freshman and is a member of the Blue Devil concert band. Avery, my 4th oldest, is in the 7th grade at Mooresville Middle, and my youngest two, twins Sam and Livy, are moving on to 4th grade at Mooresville Intermediate School. They keep me busy with all of their activities, but I love watching my sons play basketball and soccer and my girls dance and tumble. My hobbies include running and working out, reading, swimming, and spending time outdoors.  I have completed numerous half marathons and 5 marathons including Outer Banks, Rock' n Roll in Raleigh, Chicago, and the Marine Corps twice.  I love going to the North Carolina Outer Banks and feel it is my home away from home.  
    Cape Hatteras  
Last Modified on August 27, 2018