Beyond Five in a Row Volume 2

Beyond Five in a Row Volume 2

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Item #: 000624
ISBN: 9781888659146
Grades: 3-7

Product Description:

This is the second volume in the Beyond Five in a Row Series. As with volume 1, books used in the study can be obtained at your library and are also offered below for your convenience.

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.

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Its and easy and good curriculum
Paola S on Oct 10, 2020
I watched reviews and this is exactly the type of easy applicable, well-rounded novel study I've been looking for.
Sally M on Sep 8, 2020
Its and easy and good curriculum
Paola S on Oct 10, 2020
i like the simplicity
Marlene E on Oct 5, 2020
I watched reviews and this is exactly the type of easy applicable, well-rounded novel study I've been looking for.
Sally M on Sep 8, 2020
Highly recommended by friend
Julie W on Aug 5, 2020
Need for school
Sheila W on Jul 31, 2020
Highly recommended by a veteran homeschooler
Darin S on Jul 23, 2020
Wang Chiew N on Jul 3, 2020
great curriculum!
Sarah C on Jun 19, 2020
for students I teach
Linda M on Apr 7, 2019
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Allyn D on Mar 29, 2019
Wanted a living books format for teaching LA to my smaller kids. Cathy Duffy likes you guys! LOL!
William J K on Sep 17, 2017
I chose Beyond Five in a Row Volume 2 because I enjoy teaching the series to my kids. Rainbow Resource Center has excellent customer service which is why I went through them rather than another company.
Amy G on Aug 1, 2016
Our first year homeschooling and a newborn on the way. I wanted something familiar and exciting to get us started on the right foot. As a former early educator, unit studies are something I have experience with and after seeing the sample pages and reading reviews, this curriculum option looks like the best fit for our family
Janelle L on Apr 30, 2016
i like the simplicity
Marlene E on Oct 5, 2020
Highly recommended by friend
Julie W on Aug 5, 2020
Is it necessary to do Volume 1 before Volume 2?
A shopper on Jan 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No....I've only been doing FIAR for a year and I see, from the FB support group, that most people change up the book studies in V1-3 based on the seasons, etc. whatever suits their families needs and their child's interests. Vol. 4 is a more advanced study of its books and should be done after V1-3. :)
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Great curriculum!
New to FIAR. We are really enjoying this curriculum.
October 19, 2015
over 5 years ago
I have used Five in a Row for several years and love the warm fuzzy feeling we get from spending time together as a family using this curriculum A lot of the books we found at the library so it made it more affordable for our family and we were able to use it for multiple kids at once Love how the author has put it together so simple yet so rich in knowledge without being intimidating
November 12, 2010
We love this book Before we began using this curriculum we were having a hard time getting all of our different subjects tied in together It felt like we were all over the place It was hard for my fourth grader to remember everything let alone the order that the information went in This program integrates science reading language spelling history creative arts and Bible all in one! The best part about it is that the current book you are reading ties it all up in a neat little package! My son loves adding pages to his different notebooks and he actually remembers what we study! Even though this particular program is geared to older children my four year old daughter listens in and enjoys the projects also What I love the most about it is that there is very little preparation Everything is already planned out for you all you have to do is do it! WE are really enjoying Five in a Row and look forward to continuing it next year!
March 19, 2007

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