Jana Thornton

ELA Third Grade

423-623-3811 X211

Courses Taught:

English/Language Arts 3rd

Jana Thornton




BS Business Mgmt. 1999 - Tusculum College

Masters Elementary Education 2001 - Carson-Newman College

Ed.S Curriculum & Instruction 2007 - Lincoln Memorial University


Supply List

Your child will need the following:

  • $20 class fee

  • 1 box of tissues

  • Number 2 Pencils (Ticonderoga are best) 

  • Cap erasers

  • Clorox wipes 

  • 2 pairs of earbuds (Dollar Tree is fine)

  • Colored pencils (optional)

  • 2 rolls of paper towels (one is for STEM Lab) 

  • Big smile and positive attitude…..these will be returned!

The donation of the following would be greatly appreciated:

-colored copy paper (8.5x11) (20lb) 

-magic erasers 

-band aids

-ring pops

-individually wrapped candy

-treasure chest surprises

Book List

2023 Class List

Homeroom Class List


Leonardo A

Logan B

Josy Beth C

Neyland D

Dayne D

Aryiahna G

Chrystopher G

Nathan H

Abbie J

Farilyn L

Athrun M

Kasen P

Hadley S

Hunter W

Mollie W

Torrance W

Andrew W





I can't wait to meet all of you on Wednesday, August 2nd!

Registration is from 8:00-10:00.

Upcoming Events

August 2 - Registration Day 8:00-10:00


Listed in student planners.


Homework Hotline 615-298-6636

This Week in ELA




Sample Title

Reading Requirements

Students are required to read at least 2 chapter books on their reading level as determined by the STAR test each grading period.  Students will receive a reward if they have read their 2 books within the first 4 weeks. Students who read the most books or have the most AR points will receive a reward at the end of the year.  Each grading period their AR grade will be based on the 2 highest AR grades on books that are on their reading level or higher. 

 Grading Periods:

1st - mystery & fantasy

2nd - fiction & free choice

3rd - nonfiction & free choice

4th - biography & free choice