2020-2021School Year for 5th Grade atOGCES:

  1. All parents/guardians:  I need current phone numbers and email addresses.  Please notify the office or homeroom teacher in writing with any new or updated information ASAP.  Thank you.
  2. We will be reading the book Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper.  Since we can't share books, it would be helpful if you would check out or purchase a book or an eBook for your child to read in class.  Distance Learners will be able to read it online.  A very special thank you to the parents that bought extra books to send in for my class!!  You are so thoughtful, and I really appreciate it.

Mrs. Melody Moore Thompson

5th Grade Language Arts & Social Studies


Websites for Students:

ReadTheory - Reading & Comprehension Practice                                                     (User name & Password from school)

IXL - Language Arts & Social Studies Practice                                                (User name & password used with math)

StudiesWeekly - SS Weekly Newspapers                                                       (Same user name and password as ReadTheory)

CommonLit - ELA ~ Class Code W56QP9 ~ SUBMIT                                 (Sign Up for 5th Grade)

NewsELA – Reading Comprehension Articles - Class Code TV7V4K

GetEpic - Keep Reading Books (Class Code: yjc8281)

Non-fiction eBooks ~ Read Books ~ Username: guest & Password: follett

StoryLineOnline - Celebrity Readers

BrainPop - Educational Videos & Quizzes                                                         UserName: MT2020 & Password: Tigers#1

ReadWorks - ReadingCompWriting --- CLASS CODE Thompson: QYUDTT and CLASS CODE Conway: 6YEFRU --- (PASSWORD: 1234)




 Scholastic Learn at Home

OGCES various FREE resources


Online Texbooks



We want to ensure positive mental health for all students and families. In order to alleviate any anxiety or stress, mental health resources will be available on the district Mental Health and School Counselors’ Websites. 

Please click HERE for more information.

Meet Your Teachers PowerPoint:

About the Teacher:


     My name is Melody Thompson, and I teach 5th grade Language Arts.  This includes both the reading and writing elements.  I am a graduate of the University of Mississippi's School of Education and am licensed to teach all subjects in elementary school as well as English and Social Studies in middle and high school.  I also have an endorsement in Library Media.  I have been teaching at Oak Grove for over 17 years.

     This is definitely going to be a unique and interesting year!  I look forward to teaching your child this year and seeing how this transition unfolds.  I am certain we will all learn many things together.  Don't be nervous or stressful about the changes.  This is new for all of us, and we will all work together for success. 

     This is a pivotal year for students as they become more independent, responsible, and prepare for middle school next year.  I love reading and hope you take the opportunity to read as a family throughout the coming year.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions through School Status, email, notes, texts, and phone calls.  Let's work together to make this new normal work!

     Thanks in advance for all you do to support your child, his/her education, our school, and of course, me.   ;-)

HOW TO VIDEOS to help students and parents: