Katy and the Big Snow

Katy and the Big Snow

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ISBN: 9780395185629
Grades: PK-3

Product Description:

Katy was a beautiful red crawler tractor. She was very big and very strong and could do many things. On a day when the snow is piling up to the second story windows and the whole town has emergencies all over, can she still save the day? From Virginia Lee Burton, also author of The Little House, Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel, and Choo Choo comes this story of duty, determination, and strength.

Publisher Description:

Katy, a brave and untiring tractor, who pushes a bulldozer in the summer and a snowplow in the winter, makes it possible for the townspeople to do their jobs. This paperback edition includes a glitter cover and festive seasonal stickers.

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 Five in a Row:

These literature-based unit study curriculum guides cover social studies and character, language arts, math, science, and art. Literature selections contain positive moral values reflecting Biblical values. Use as a stand-alone curriculum for preschool or supplement with phonics and math for older children. Curriculum is 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. There's plenty of text here as the author provides all the reference material you'll need right in the volumes as background for your studies. Hands-on activities and projects abound and there are plenty to choose from each day, using the literature selections as a springboard. The varying difficulty of the activities makes it easy to use with a range of ages. Very little teacher preparation is required. Once you have the needed literature selection, you can open the book and begin! Each book also includes tips for teaching the curriculum, instructions for creating manipulatives, a topical index, a sample planning sheet with a blank, reproducible lesson plan sheet, literary glossary, story disks, and suggestions for finding the reading books. Volumes 1-3 do not incorporate Biblical content, as this is found in the optional Christian Character & Bible Study Supplement, 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.




Primary Subject
Library Builders
Grade Start
PK
Grade End
3
ISBN
9780395185629
Binding
Trade Paper
Pages
40
Edition
1st, Illustrated
Language
English
Ages
5 to 8
Audience
Juvenile
Author
Virginia Lee Burton
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Houghton Mifflin
Weight
0.38 (lbs.)
Dimensions
9.41" x 8.74" x 0.22"
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for a baby shower
Laura M on Apr 6, 2018
for five in a row curriculum
Bryan T on Jul 8, 2016
for a baby shower
Laura M on Apr 6, 2018
this is a baby shower gift. one of the best investments when schooling my children<br />Still a favorite book of my 20 year old!
Nanette C on Nov 24, 2016
for five in a row curriculum
Bryan T on Jul 8, 2016
this is a baby shower gift. one of the best investments when schooling my children<br />Still a favorite book of my 20 year old!
Nanette C on Nov 24, 2016
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We are using the Five In A Row books with a group of 2 - 11 year olds. In addition to reading this story, we made “snow slime” and created a sensory play area with a snow and ice theme for the 2-4 year olds. The 5-11 year olds completed activities from the Five In a Row volume.
March 12, 2018
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1 year ago
BEST part of this book was FIAR'sidea to draw and create your own town After reading the book five times my 6 and 3 year olds drew on the SAME piece of paper what buildings (ie post office electric co fire dept police station etc) are in a town and we had great discussions on why the people in each building are so important to the functioning of the townIt was great to have an activity of both of them working together on the same picture! Priceless!
April 4, 2009

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