Jenny Maddox
5th Grade Reading & Language Arts
(334) 361-6400

Courses Taught:

5th Grade Reading & Language Arts

January 5th - 8th
This week in READING...

Story: Mahalia Jackson

Skill: Main Idea and Details

The main idea is the most important idea about a topic.  Sometimes the author tells you the main idea.  Sometimes you must figure it out for yourself.  Supporting details tell more about the main idea.


  • appreciate - think highly of; recognize worth of

  • barber - person whose business is cutting hair and shaving or trimming beards

  • choir - group of singers who sing together, often in a church service

  • released - published, performed, shown, sold

  • religious - devoted to the belief, study, and worship of God or gods

  • slavery - custom of holding people as property of others

  • teenager - person between 13 and 19 years old

Important Dates:

  • Friday, January 29th - 3.4 Skills Test

This week in GRAMMAR...

Grammar Skill: Troublesome Verbs

Some pairs of verbs are confusing because they have similar meanings or because they look alike.

Lay means “put” or “place”.

Lie means “rest” or “recline”.

Set means “put something somewhere”.

Sit means “sit down”.

Let means “allow”.

Leave means “go away”.

Important Dates:

  • Friday, January 29th - Troublesome Verbs TEST


This week in SPELLING...

Spelling Skill: One Consonant or Two

 Spelling Words:

  1. address

  2. collar

  3. mirror

  4. recess

  5. committee

  6. collect

  7. Mississippi

  8. immediate

  9. command

  10.  appreciate

  11.  announce

  12.  possess

  13.  Tennessee

  14.  gallop

  15.  opponent

  16.  barricade

  17.  broccoli

  18.  accomplish

  19.  allowance

  20.  zucchini

Challenge Words:

  1.  silhouette

  2.  millionaire

  3.  dilemma

  4.  embarrassment

  5.  compassionate

Important Dates:

  • Thursday, January 28th - 3.4 Spelling Menu DUE

  • Thursday, January 28th - 3.4 Spelling TEST


Helpful Links and Documents


Google Classroom

Lexia -

Spelling City -

Scholastic Book Clubs - Class Code TH6RB - Every purchase helps purchase books for our class library!

Typing Club

Supply List

Mrs. Maddox's Supply List

Due to COVID-19, students will not be allowed to share supplies this year.  It is important that students have their own supplies. 

Student Supplies (These will be kept in student's backpack.) 

  • (1) 2 inch three-ring binder (this will be used for all classes)
  • Pack of 8 dividers (this will be used for all classes)
  • Wide-ruled, loose-leaf notebook paper (NO spiral notebooks)
  • No. 2 pencils (mechanical pencils are okay for this year)
  • (1) Hand-held pencil sharpener with a case to catch shavings
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Assignment Book (this can be purchased at the DPES supply store)
  • Multi-colored highlighters
  • Glue Sticks
  • (1)Composition notebook
  • (1) Student or Pocket Dictionary
  • (1) Three-prong folder (to be used for our counselor)
  • Latex-Free Disposable Gloves

Homeroom Supplies

  • (2) paper towels
  • (1) Kleenex
  • (3) Reams of white copy paper (NO Target brand)
  • (2) Reams of colored copy paper
  • (3) Clorox wipes
  • (2) Hand Sanitizer

Maddox Wishlist 

(These are not required, but they will help out immensely in our classroom!)

  • HP 63 Ink (black and multicolored)
  • Glade Plug-In refills
  • Laminating Pouches (9" x 11.5")
  • Band-Aids
  • Donations for copies ($11 will purchase 1,000 copies for our class)
Class Schedule
Behavior Policy
Hi!  I am Jenny Maddox.  I grew up in Holtville, AL and attended college at Faulkner University in Montgomery.  I have been married to Brandon, my best friend, for 21 years.  We have three amazing children.  Ian is a Junior at Prattville High School, Noah is an 8th grader at Prattville Junior High School, and Elle is a 5th grader right here at Daniel Pratt Elementary.  I love spending time with my family (camping, watching Netflix, and playing board games), spending time with our church family, drinking coffee, and shopping at Target...oh, and watching Alabama football - Roll Tide!!!  I am thrilled to be teaching at Daniel Pratt this year and am looking forward to a great year!

Faulkner University - BBA (2003)

Faulkner University - Master of Education, Elementary (2018)


2020 - present - Daniel Pratt Elementary School, 5th Grade Reading & Language Arts

2018 - 2020 - Prattville Intermediate School, 6th Grade Language Arts