Angus Lost (Flack)

Angus Lost (Flack)

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Item #: 000612
ISBN: 9780374403843
Grades: PK-2

Product Description:

Told and pictured by Marjorie Flack, author of Angus and the Ducks and Angus and the Cat. When winter came, Angus grew tired of the same yard and the same house and the same cat and all the same things he knew all about. He was curious about other places and other things, so one day Angus slipped through the gate, and there he was on the wide road. He meets many other animals which pose adventure and danger until he finds himself lost! How will he ever find his way back home?

Publisher Description:

Always curious, Angus runs away from his house to seek new adventures. Find them he does, but will Angus make it back home?

Category Description for Five in a Row Literature Unit Studies:

These literature-based unit study curriculum guides are so named because you spend five days in a row (a full week; one day for each subject area) using a particular children's book as the theme for multiple academic subject areas. Five in a Row (FIAR) Volumes 1-3 cover social studies and character, language arts, math, science, and art through 15-21 children's books. The literature selections, primarily picture books, contain positive moral values reflecting Biblical values. Christian content is not incorporated in Volumes 1-3, but is available separately in a Christian Character & Bible Study Supplement. Five in a Row Vol. 4 is for slightly older students (Grades 2-4) and features fewer books, some of which are stretched to two weeks of lessons. Christian content is included in the Volume 4 guide.

Before Five in a Row takes the same concept, but simplifies it for ages 2-4, with multiple activities provided for each book, but not as structured between days of the week.

Beyond Five in a Row is the next step up (for Grades 3+), and these guides are structured around chapter books. Activities at this level incorporate history, geography, science, language arts and fine arts with Christian Character and Bible content available separately.

Category Description for UNIT STUDIES:

What is a "unit study"? Briefly, it's a thematic or topical approach to teaching as opposed to the traditional by-subject approach. Rather than teach each subject separately, a unit study attempts to integrate many or all subject areas into a unified study - usually centered around a particular subject or event. Obviously History (the study of events) and Science (the study of "things") are well-suited to unit studies, and usually form the "core" around which other subjects are integrated. Subjects like Bible, Geography, Government, English (writing), and Reading/Literature, Music, Home Economics, Life Skills, and Art, are usually easy to integrate around a core topics. Remaining subjects (Math, Phonics, Grammar, Spelling) can be integrated to some extent via related activities. Each, however, has its own "system" (progression of skills, mastery of "rules") which must be followed to some degree. Since one of the additional advantages of a unit study curriculum is the ability to use it with students of varying ages and skill levels, these subjects are generally taught apart from the core curriculum. This may be as simple as assigning pages in a grammar or spelling book, or using a separate "program" for Phonics and Math. Unit studies also tend to be more activity-oriented than the traditional approach, a real boon to kinesthetic learners. Advocates of the unit study approach site studies showing that children learn best when learning is unified rather than fragmented and when learning is more participatory than passive.

Category Description for Before Five in a Row (1st Ed.):

Not to leave out the eager younger children, this volume provides mini Five in a Row- style lessons for youngsters. This book; however, is divided into two parts, the first being similar to the other curriculum guides. Just as in the original series, each unit is built around a simple, classic children's storybook. This book differs from the older volumes in that it is not structured around a week. The purpose is simply to provide an array of activities for each book that engage children and lay the foundation for further learning. Some of the activities are subject related, such as Bible, science, math, language arts, and art; others are various skills such as learning shapes, sequencing, colors or problem solving, and the rest are centered on specific topics, like relationships, contentment, birthdays or another book-related idea. The second part of this book focuses on arming parents with creative ideas to build learning readiness. This section is a treasure trove of activities that help develop reading readiness and motor skills or focus on the arts. Additional activities also capitalize on teachable moments that arise during bath time, in the kitchen, or during a trip to the store. 149 pgs. ~ Steph

Primary Subject
Library Builders
Grade Start
Grade End
Trade Paper
Series Title
Angus and the Cat Ser.
3 to 5
Marjorie Flack (Illustrator)
Marjorie Flack
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
0.2 (lbs.)
6.5" x 9.5" x 0.25"
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to Practice 'Before Five In Row'
Kyungmi K on Jun 9, 2020
LOVE these adorable books! I just wish RR carried the entire series. :)
Kathleen B on Dec 15, 2018
to Practice 'Before Five In Row'
Kyungmi K on Jun 9, 2020
Five in a row curriculum
Tania R on Feb 15, 2020
LOVE these adorable books! I just wish RR carried the entire series. :)
Kathleen B on Dec 15, 2018
I chose this as part of our winter book selection for BFIAR.
Jamie M on Dec 12, 2015
Five in a row curriculum
Tania R on Feb 15, 2020
I chose this as part of our winter book selection for BFIAR.
Jamie M on Dec 12, 2015
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My daughter is 3 years old I homeschool her older brothers using Five in a Row We're using Before Five in a Row as well I had checked out Angus Lost from the library about 2 months ago and my daughter just fell in love with this book She LOVES dogs! One morning I woke up to her telling the story of Angus Lost from memory This was after reading it to her only a few times So while placing an order with Rainbow Resource last week for some workbooks for my oldest two I decided to add Angus Lost to my order as well I am so glad I did When I showed it to her today she recognized the book and she remembered most of the story still! This is an excellent storybook that all 3 of my children enjoy reading with me!
October 21, 2011

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