My favorite lens would be the 18-135, to use as my GP (general purpose) lens. This lens may handle 95% of what you generally shoot. I use the Nikon version (18-140), and love the zoom range.
And a Yongnuo 35/2 lens (less than $100) for low light conditions.
The Canon 50mm lens is a short tele on a T5. I would prefer a normal (35) or moderate wide (28) on a APS-C camera, like the T5.
Anything beyond this gets into specialty lenses.
Example if you shoot baseball or football from the bleachers, then the 75-300 IS would be my choice. Anything longer would be too big/heavy/expensive. Note for a long lens you REALLY want the IS version, not the cheap version without IS.