Carla Sexton

English/Language Arts 5th

(423) 623-3811 x233

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English/Language Arts 5th



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    5th Grade Supply List 2022-2023



    The items listed below are items you will need to purchase:    

    •  Corded or cordless computer mouse for personal use with chromebook

    •  1½ in binder (Science)

    •  1½ in binder (Math)

    •  2 sets of binder tab dividers

    • Ziploc bags:  girls(quart size);  boys(gallon size)


    There is NO need to purchase the following items because they will be provided by the school:

    *zipper pouch    * pair of scissors  *small sharpener  * No.2 pencils  *  small box of colored pencils   *  highlighter * earbuds to be kept at school at all  times *cap erasers   *composition notebooks


    The items below are wishlist items for community use in classrooms. The purchase of these items is optional and greatly appreciated.

    *  Small bag of cough drops  * Disinfectant spray * Band- aids  * Hand Sanitizer  * Clorox/Lysol wipes   * Disinfectant spray  *  Pack of multicolored copy paper





    Summer Reading List

    2022-2023 Summer Reading

    Below is a list of the recommended readings for incoming 5th grade students. In order to complete the fifth grade summer reading project, choose two books that you would enjoy reading and choose an activity option listed below for EACH book.  Be sure to complete the provided reading projects (a different one for each book you choose to read).

    If you complete your projects and turn them in on time, you will be eligible for a special reward.  I will also give you a free one hundred in my class, too. Simply return your assignments on the FIRST FULL DAY OF SCHOOL. LATE PROJECTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. 

     * My email address is Please make sure you tell me your full name in the email if you choose to email me any eligible projects.   If I do not respond to the email, this means I did not receive it.  It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that I received the work.  Again, I will not accept any late projects.  This includes electronic projects as well.  



    Ms. Bixby's Last Day by: John David Anderson

    Restart by: Gordon Korman

    The War that Saved My Life by: Leslie Connor

    The Thing About Jellyfish by: Ali Benjamin

    Echo by: Pam Ryan

    Lions & Liars by: Kate Beasley

    Holes by: Louis Sachar

    The Bad Beginning by: Lemony Snicket

    Gregor the Overlander by: Suzanne Collins

    Midnight by: Erin Hunter

    The Hatchet by: Gary Paulsen

    Island of the Blue Dolphins by: Scott O'Dell

    From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by: E.L. Konigsburg

    The Sign of the Beaver by: Elizabeth George Speare

    All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by: Leslie Connor

    Among the Hidden by: Margaret Peterson Haddix

    Maniac Magee by: Jerry Spinelli

    Dear Mr. Henshaw by: Beverly Cleary


      Summer Reading Project Choices   

     1.  Poem: Write a poem summarizing the story. Your poem does not have to rhyme, but it does have to be 1 1/2 to 2 pages in length and include information on the characters, plot, and setting. 


     2.  Sequel: Write a sequel to the story. Your story needs to include aspects of the book you read (story, plot, characters, setting, etc.) and be at least 2-3 pages in length.  


     3. Scrapbook: Create a scrapbook about your book. Your scrapbook must include pictures and descriptions of the characters, plot, setting, and a reflection. The scrapbook should be at least 4 pages in length. Each page should contain at least 3 pictures (can be hand drawn) and a description of each.  


    4. Story Cube:  Use a box (or create your own) to tell about the story.  You should dedicate one side of your cube to each of the following elements: (1) Title and author, (2) setting, (3) characters, (4) problem, (5) solution and (6) your reflection (Did you like the book? Would you recommend it to someone else?  Why or why not)? Your cube should also include at least one picture per side. 


    5. Book in a Bag: You must include at least 10 items that represent your book. You must include 3 items to represent the characters, 3 items to represent the plot, and 2 items to represent the setting.  The remaining 2 items can represent any aspect of the book you choose.  You must include a written description of each item, what it represents, and how it relates to the story/book.


    6. PowerPoint: Create a PowerPoint presentation to go along with your book.  Your presentation should include at least 5 slides and each slide should include at least 2 pictures.  You need to include the following information in your presentation:  

    Title, author, and your name

    Characters (include descriptions about the most important characters)


    Plot (You may have to include more than one slide to tell about the plot. Be sure to tell all the important events that happened in the story).

    Reflection (Did you like the book? Would you recommend it to someone else? Why or why not)?

    You may email me this project or bring it to school on a flashdrive.  











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