Beyond Five in a Row Volume 1

Beyond Five in a Row Volume 1

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Item #: 001529
ISBN: 9781888659139
Grades: 3-7

Product Description:

Using outstanding chapter books, Beyond is for children who have "outgrown" the Five in a Row unit studies. Activities and lesson ideas incorporate history, geography, science, language arts, fine arts, and human relationships into the study of the selected literature for a full semester. Books needed for this study are listed below. A Christian Character and Bible Supplement is available separately to integrate scriptural selections and character study.

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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2nd, Revised, Illustrated
Becky Jane Lambert
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Five in a Row
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11.0" x 9.0" x 0.75"
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Highly recommended by a veteran homeschooler
Darin S on Jul 23, 2020
Wang Chiew N on Jul 3, 2020
Highly recommended by a veteran homeschooler
Darin S on Jul 23, 2020
I am purchasing this to use as an example for the many families considering homeschooling this year. When I host an information meeting, I like to have examples on hand for parents to physically look at.
Krista W on Jul 18, 2020
Wang Chiew N on Jul 3, 2020
I have used the Before FIAR and FIAR curriculums. They are wonderful!!
Bethany E on Jun 18, 2020
Awesome resource
Kelly N on May 28, 2020
We have used Five in a Row since we started homeshooling and we love it. We have gone through FIAR Vol 1-3 and we are ordering Vol 4 and Vol 1 of Beyond FIAR so that we can move onto those next year. We are looking forward to moving onto Beyond and sharing some great chapter books!
Bethany S on May 21, 2020
I used Before Five in a Row when my daughter was pre-school age and we loved it. She will now be 4th grade level and we've decided to come back to a literature based program. Can't wait to get started!
Tara L on May 19, 2020
For my daughters 2nd and 4th grade homeschool curriculum
Tobi K on Sep 20, 2019
It was highly recommended.
Sheila C on Sep 13, 2019
because our co-op
AI on Sep 7, 2019
We have finished Five in a Row and want to continue using this program for the major portion of our homeschool curriculum.
Sherry D on Mar 31, 2019
Customer request
Allyn D on Mar 29, 2019
Our summer curriculum go to! Excited to read new literature this summer!
sarah p on Mar 15, 2019
Looking for a literature based unit study for my 12 year old that includes a lot of conversation.
Nadine T on Jul 17, 2018
Christian based, many subjects in one, great literature
Anita y on Jun 11, 2018
Wanting to look into the future as my son turns 9 towards the end of 2018.,
Elgene H on Jan 8, 2018
to go along with the literature package
Christine B on Nov 8, 2017
"WE LOVE way for us to learn AND actually REMEMBER what we have learned."
Celena D on Aug 15, 2017
We have enjoyed Five in a Row, I'm excited that we get to continue 'rowing' this year!
jason g on Jun 16, 2017
It was recommended to me as a jumping off point before starting another curriculum for for an older age group.
Lesley T on Feb 17, 2017
For ideas and knowledge with unit studies with my first year of homeschooling.
Monette G on Oct 4, 2016
I love introducing literature beyond just reading a story.
Lori T on Sep 19, 2016
It was highly recommended to me by a friend.
Sara G on Sep 12, 2016
I found this on the five in a row website
Carl R on Aug 8, 2016
To keep my daughter reading
Diane L on Jul 12, 2016
This purchase is to help my son with the literature package. We are hoping that it re-inspires his love of learning.
Shelly L on May 9, 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
We feel that unit studies make learning more interesting and enjoyable.
Nicole R on Mar 3, 2016
I read about it on a blog!
nicole h on Oct 5, 2015
I am purchasing this to use as an example for the many families considering homeschooling this year. When I host an information meeting, I like to have examples on hand for parents to physically look at.
Krista W on Jul 18, 2020
I have used the Before FIAR and FIAR curriculums. They are wonderful!!
Bethany E on Jun 18, 2020
Which volume is best for my kids going into 5th grade? Is volume 1 of beyond five in a row to easy for their grade level?
cassidy kottke on Sep 17, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This is what I ordered for my 5th grader last year and it worked well.
Is this a workbook or textbook? Do I need one for each child or one can be shared?
A shopper on Aug 9, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This is a curriculum guide more than anything. It gives several potential lessons for each book/set of chapters and you can tailor lesson to your child with their suggestions or use the suggestions to inspire your own.

You only need one book ever.
How can I use Beyond FIAR chronologically?
A shopper on Jun 24, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I am not sure I understand your question, but I'll try and hopefully I'll be helpful. There are 4 volumes for Beyond Five in a Row. (The 4th being a christian volume.) You can use these after the younger children Five in a Row volumes or even if you have never used Five in a Row before. You can use any volumes of Beyond Five in a Row in any order and as you go through each volume, you can choose the 4 novels to read in any order. Sometimes there might be a mention of another book in that volume, but if you haven't read it yet, it's okay. If you are asking about chronologically ordering the novels themselves, you can easily do that and have your child read them in that order. It's a very wonderful and easy - going curriculum.
Beyond FIAR.... Is volume I meant to cover an entire school year?
A shopper on May 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No. Volume 1 will not cover an entire school year. It depends on how quickly you read through the books. A chapter a day is a quicker pace and you will complete books sooner. If you cover a chapter every other day and take your time on the lessons and projects the volume will last longer.
For example, if the average book is ten chapters you could spend 2-6 weeks on one book. Each volume covers 4 books. So you could complete a volume in 2-4 months depending on your depth, pace and interest.
on the five in a row website they show a more modern cover and I assume a newer addition. Is that one available?
A shopper on May 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, we are currently stocking the edition with the updated covers. I apologize for the incorrect graphic. We'll be working to get those updated.
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We really enjoyed our year of Five In A Row. It was a bonding time to read and do the suggested activities together.
August 10, 2020
1 year ago
Engaging and diverse
I am using this material as a summer bridge program but I am enjoying it and the kids are too. The reading is good and the activities and thinking are engaging. Also it covers a wide range of topics and issues.
July 1, 2020
over 2 years ago
I love this book for our lit. studies. Fantastic ideas from crafting to history.
May 24, 2016
over 4 years ago
If you love FIAR you will love Beyond FIAR The same wonderful literature-based curriculum can be continued to use with your junior high schoolers! We have all 3 volumes of Beyond Five in a Row! They are filled with great literature (a lot of which is available at your local library) There are a variety of activities to choose from to keep every child engaged! If you are looking for a fun relaxed but still educationally sound curriculum this is the one!
June 4, 2013
My nine year old daughter is loving it! And so am I! I am one of those that by the time we get through all our basic 3 R's I feel like the day is gone These studies make it so easy to do your 3 R's while doing Science History and Geography It also has Fine Arts which could be cooking Art Sewing They'll remember what they have read and talk about it over the dinner table Even my 5 year old is enjoying itThere are extra books suggested that go along with the storyline and you will love them allIt has language arts writing assignments vocabulary words If you already have an intensive Language instruction going you can skip it There is so much there you probably wouldn't miss itThe hardest part is deciding what not to do Sometimes we do them all Sometimes not For example in the book Homer Price Ch 3 somewhat of a long chapter you would probably spend about a week on Lessons are: Telephones and Operators in the Past The Red Cross- People Helping People in a Personal Way (Clara Barton) New Technology- Labor Saving Devices Today- Economics- Supply and Demand- Literary Enrichment- Thematic Stories Fine Arts- Design your own sandwich board- Cooking- Make your own doughnuts- Fine Arts- Illustrating Movement There is lots of good stuff in here If you have a child who bores easily wants something new and different to do Here you go This is what you need They can read the story Choose a lesson or two Give them the materials they need to discover and create They will learn a lot and so you will you Yes homeschooling can be enjoyable I don't know of a product that it compares with It works great with different learning styles even different levels If you have a child that needs harder books have them read one of the additional suggestions of books and study the same topics on each child's level It is a great value
August 9, 2007

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