Before Five in a Row

Before Five in a Row

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ISBN: 9781888659047
Grades: PK

Product Description:

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

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:

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
Curriculum
Grade
PK
ISBN
9781888659047
Author
Jane Claire Lambert
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Five in a Row
Weight
0.85 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.5" x 11.25" x 0.5"
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I'm going to use this to help my 2 yr old grandson
Timothy S on Sep 13, 2019
I best and easiest teaching book for little ones. Most books are available at the library and they teach everything you need to get your little ones started in this world.
Angela C on Sep 7, 2019
I'm going to use this to help my 2 yr old grandson
Timothy S on Sep 13, 2019
3 year old twins
April A on Sep 13, 2019
I best and easiest teaching book for little ones. Most books are available at the library and they teach everything you need to get your little ones started in this world.
Angela C on Sep 7, 2019
I have a four year old son who is enthusiastic about reading. My younger sister thrived on this curriculum almost 20 years ago, so I couldn't wait to introduce it to my little one.
Sarah F on Sep 6, 2019
Before Five in a Row appeals to me because it is literature based and can be incorporated to our daily routine. I am looking forward to starting our home school journey with Before Five in a Row!
Aleah G on Sep 1, 2019
I chose this book for my 4 year old. I have used Five in a Row before with my older child.
Brenda P on Aug 29, 2019
It was referred to me by a homeschooling mom mentor.
Annie K on Aug 28, 2019
I did Five in a Row with my older children, and loved it. I am excited to start this with my preschooler.
Kimberly T on Aug 10, 2019
Recommend by several homeschool mothers
Lorell T on Aug 6, 2019
I want to use this as our Preschool curriculum. We love books, and I have heard so many great things about this program.
Daphne J on Jul 31, 2019
same
Dianne M on Jul 23, 2019
A friend recommended it.
Jayme B on Jul 2, 2019
for our preschool
Cindy C on Jun 25, 2019
BFIAR is an excellent way to introduce young children to excellent literature and academic principles.
Kristin B on Jun 19, 2019
This has been recommended to me by others and I already love many of the selected books.
Ellen F on Jun 13, 2019
Using as a guide for summer reading. Used FIAR volumes 1 & 2 for my 5 year old.
Laurel B on May 27, 2019
I have loved Before Five in a Row for many years and am thrilled to order it for a new generation of grandchildren. The activities are timeless!
Julie Y on May 2, 2019
It is a quality program and I am looking forward to the wonderful books and activities with each book to do with my child.
Charyti J on Apr 26, 2019
My mother gave me FIAR for my older kids and I was looking for something for my pre-schooler. Also, I want to continue the FIAR with my oldest.
Christina M on Apr 4, 2019
Homeschooling special needs kindergarten child. Five in a Row is too advanced but this seems just right. Low key but lots of good learning to be had.
Ann O on Apr 1, 2019
Looks the right level and speed for my 2.5 year old and myself
Rebecca B on Mar 26, 2019
taught this to my daughter years ago now I am going to use it with my grand children<br />so excited
Jennifer T on Mar 26, 2019
I'm excited to use this as a pre-school curriculum with my son. It was recommended to me by a friend. Her children are now in college and doing exceptionally in school and life. I hope to nurture the same qualities in my children.
Debra P on Mar 26, 2019
This Curriculum was used very successfully by a dear friend; I am purchasing it now for my grandchildren.
Richard R on Mar 7, 2019
Word of mouth
Marissa P on Mar 7, 2019
loved five in a row as a child, can't wait to start with my daughter.
Sarah F on Mar 1, 2019
Recommended to me by Ashley Weaver, Joyful Noise YouTuber.
Jackie M on Feb 9, 2019
There's so much we can do with our children when reading a book. Five in a Row is well-known and respected source. They've chosen classics and taken the time to think deeply how children can become enriched in their reading experience.
Joshua M on Feb 9, 2019
To provide a rich homeschool preschool experience for my daughter.
Nathan M on Nov 10, 2018
Beginning to homeschool my children.
Angela W on Oct 26, 2018
we love to read
Josephine M on Oct 25, 2018
I lost my original. :( This is the only FIAR volume that I do not have on my shelf for my future grand kiddos.
Angela O on Sep 12, 2018
I have an almost 3 year old who loves to read. So I am looking forward to using this.
Alicia P on Sep 7, 2018
It was recommended by a friend to start our 2 year old off on the right education foot.
Iris V on Sep 5, 2018
Product was recommended by an preschool educator friend.
Cynthia F on Sep 4, 2018
I love reading aloud with my daughter and we decided to preschool at home this year. I thought this would be a great introduction for the both of us into a more formal learning time. I had a few friends recommend it to me as well.
Jessie G on Aug 23, 2018
Because I love five in a row and I want to use this at my school for our childcare room for staff children.
Amy R on Aug 22, 2018
referred by friends
Ginny J on Aug 20, 2018
I homeschooled my children and am purchasing this to use with my grandbabies who are also being homeschooled. Love this curriculum! So much fun!
Colette S on Aug 20, 2018
Used it a few years ago and liked it.
Maureen L on Aug 18, 2018
I felt like this would help me dive a little deeper into the books with my daughter who doesn't sit very long for book reading. I feel she may feel more connected to what is going on in the story. Many people in the homeschool community of my town love it as well.
Mindy S on Aug 15, 2018
I chose this because it was recommended by Cathy Duffy, and I like the way it includes The Lord and also our American flag:)
Teresa M on Aug 10, 2018
I have homeschooled for 12 years. My oldest tests high in reading but his reading comprehension has not improved in two years. I am realizing now how important it is to begin developing comprehension skills in kids at a young age. I love the easy approach in these books. I have found over the years that repetition really is key to memorization, and memorization skills are key to learning anything. Reading the same story 5 times will help them learn they can memorize easily.
Hannah B on Aug 9, 2018
I love the concept of learning through literature.
Elizabeth V on Jul 29, 2018
Recommended by other moms that really enjoyed the curriculum for their little ones.
Kathryn M on Jul 27, 2018
Looks good
Carolyn H on Jul 23, 2018
i think it's a great way to fall in love with books, and help develop critical thinking skills.
Amy S on Jul 23, 2018
Looking forward to beginning this early homeschool resource with my children. I've heard great things about Five in a Row and since my children are 2yo and 4yo, I thought I'd start with the Before Five in a Row resource for younger children.
April W on Jul 15, 2018
Literature based plus hands on activities
April P on Jul 13, 2018
Highly recommended by pastor's wife.
Elaine W on Jul 6, 2018
3 year old twins
April A on Sep 13, 2019
I have a four year old son who is enthusiastic about reading. My younger sister thrived on this curriculum almost 20 years ago, so I couldn't wait to introduce it to my little one.
Sarah F on Sep 6, 2019
Is this book a digital download or an actual book?
A shopper on Aug 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I received a spiral bound FIAR manual. The cover was in colour, and the rest of the pages were black and white. I did not have to print it myself. I hope this helps.
It looks like this curriculum is just talking about books? Is there more to it than that? I don't want to spend 35 dollars if it's something as simple as reading and discussing books, which we already do....Thanks!
A shopper on Mar 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There are two parts to this book. Part one is 20+ chapters each on different books. It gives bible verses, crafts and activities that go along with each book (sometimes it's nice to have other ideas that I hadn't thought of). Part two are more suggestions and activities to do with your young child that are unrelated to the books (I haven't used this one much).
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Wonderful!
Love this! Both my 2 year old and my 4 year old are very engaged with the books and want me to read them over and over.
October 3, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Worth every penny!
Love this curriculum! It has been so much fun to plan and work through with my little guy. He has had a blast and is learning so much!
July 3, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Wonderful product
Very easy to use and we are enjoying it with our grandchildren.
July 2, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
A worthwhile investment for my children
I’ve taught my firstborn with BFIAR and I just purchased a new manual (as we left our old one in another country). I can’t say enough good things about this program. It’s attached to some of the best children’s literature that my son has grown to love so much and the lessons are rich yet simple, graceful and naturally derived—it’s like Grandma reading to you. Can’t wait to start BFIAR with my little girl!
April 7, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Not challenging enough for older toddlers
There are some good activities for the books, but it is far below the level I was expecting. I feel it is not engaging enough for my two year old and my four year old needs more challenging activities than it suggests. I do appreciate how the author uses one book to do activities in a range of subjects (language, science, etc.).
March 24, 2019
Purchased
12 months ago
not what I expected
Contacted the company to ask if I could return this material, never heard back from them. As a retired teacher I was disappointed in this "curriculum guide". Maybe my expectations were too high, but this is simply a guide, I wouldn't refer to it as a curriculum.
December 13, 2018
Purchased
12 months ago
Great intro to learning
This book is great. I currently use it with my 3 year old and my 18 month old sometimes sit in and listen. I love the simple approach to teaching my kids things. I've seen first hand how much both boys have picked up simply by doing things with them that they already enjoy.
September 18, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Before Five in a Row
This is an excellent resource for young children and their families when the focus is on a gentle, nurturing introduction to "school."
The format and open-ended ideas support authentic, natural learning that can easily include all family members. We like Before Five in a Row!
September 13, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Worthwhile purchase
Fun stories with simple extension activity ideas. My 2yo and 4yo have been enjoying it. It's great to have everything "right there" and to not have to constantly look up ideas online to go with the stories we read. Very worthwhile resource at a reasonable price.
August 15, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Excellent
This really fits well with our unschooling-eclectic learning style. We can pick and choose books as the kids are interested. The authour has numerous ideas and suggestions for each book. We can revisit each book, take our time, and each time we read a book, we learn more.
July 17, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago

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