Beyond Five in a Row Volume 3

Beyond Five in a Row Volume 3

# 003020

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Item #: 003020
ISBN: 9781888659153
Grades: PK-AD

Product Description:

A little more challenging in reading level and activities than the previous Beyond books. Books required in the study are listed also.

Category Description for Five in a Row Literature Unit Studies:

This series provides a wonderful way to nurture your relationship with your children and foster a lifelong adventure of learning. The Five in a Row title comes from reading the same classic children’s book five days in a row as a literature-based unit study to cover social studies, character, language arts, math, science and art. Use as a stand-alone program for preschool, or supplement with phonics and math and use it with older children. Literature selections contain positive moral stories that reflect Biblical values. Choose from many possible activities for each day.

The original Five in a Row series was written three decades ago for the previous generation of homeschoolers. Now, the author’s children have undertaken the task of modernizing the series and updating the literature lists. All books in the series will eventually be revised; however, at this writing, Beyond Five in a Row series are still in the previous edition.

Before Five in a Row has much the same content as the original book, but with three additional stories included. There are also updated illustrations, Animal Classification Cards that help children develop simple classification skills, and StoryDisks and a Storybook Map (an enjoyable way to teach where the story takes place). This book is a collection of discussion and play-based lessons to do for 10-15 minutes 2 or 3 days a week. It doesn’t follow the typical 5 day a week schedule. The first of two parts list the 24 stories, along with creative activity suggestions such as examining the stars or using colored tissue paper to make a simple collage. The second part is filled with ideas to build a foundation of readiness – talking and listening skills, coordination skills, activities in the kitchen and other primary skills.

More Before Five in a Row is the new addition to the series and includes 14 new books. It has been specifically written as a preschool curriculum (ages 3-5) and follows the typical format of the Five in a Row books. New to this book, however, is an encouraging Bible lesson before each story written specifically for the parent. Many lessons are built around six early literacy skills: vocabulary, narrative, print awareness, phonological awareness, letter knowledge, and print motivation. The gentle activities are not meant to teach in-depth concepts, but to enhance your child’s awareness of the world around them. Centered around play and discussion, the program provides a wide variety of activities involving science, social studies, Bible, language arts, health and much more. An Animal Classification game, StoryDisks and a Storybook Map are included in the back. The activities are a bit more detailed than in Before FIAR.

Completely redesigned and updated, the second edition of the Five in a Row Volumes 1-4 still have the same goal of providing elementary students with a quality educational foundation through well written and illustrated books. All you will need to complete the curriculum for 5-and-6-year-olds is a good phonics program and a simple introduction to math. For children who are reading successfully, you will want to supplement with math, spelling, penmanship, and grammar material if you desire to teach those as individual subjects. Volume 4 is designed for older elementary (9 years and up). The activities related to the different subjects in this volume are more involved; therefore, plan on spending 2 weeks on Volume 4 books instead of one. For ages 9 and 10, it is recommended adding math, spelling, and grammar. This volume prepares students for Level 5 as students transition to reading chapter books.

The new editions include special teaching tips from the author (including step-by-step guidance for each day of the week), along with an explanation of the philosophy behind the program. There is also a “Teacher’s Note” page and activity sheets following each book lesson. The “Teacher’s Note” page is handy to record relevant information such as activities done, library resources or videos used, and any field trip opportunities taken. The three or four activity sheets for each book title correlate with some of the activities and really add to the program. These sheets are reproducible for family use only. The books in each program remain the same with a couple of exceptions. They Were Strong and Good was taken out of Volume 2 and The Old Woman Who Named Things was added to Volume 3. Literature packages contain all available books for each volume. Note: literature packages do not contain the FIAR guides. Check out our website for the most current literature package updates! Christian Character and Bible content also available separately. ~ Gina

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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Reading comprehension practice for older student.
Jennifer O on Jul 2, 2021
My kids love books, so I thought using this curriculum really matches their learning style.
Carla S D on Aug 28, 2020
Reading comprehension practice for older student.
Jennifer O on Jul 2, 2021
Its and easy and good curriculum
Paola S on Oct 10, 2020
My kids love books, so I thought using this curriculum really matches their learning style.
Carla S D on Aug 28, 2020
Highly recommended by friend
Julie W on Aug 5, 2020
Wang Chiew N on Jul 3, 2020
For students I teach
Linda M on Apr 7, 2019
Customer request
Allyn D on Mar 29, 2019
needed for homeschool
walter a on Aug 6, 2018
This is the next book in the series and we have loved using this curricula for many years.
Sarah R on Jun 13, 2018
I used this curriculum with my son with success, so I am using it with my grandson
Karen S on Oct 3, 2017
We used FIAR for 1-2 grade and loved it. I tried more traditional methods for 3rd grade and we are moving back to FIAR.
Lynn B on Aug 3, 2016
Its and easy and good curriculum
Paola S on Oct 10, 2020
Highly recommended by friend
Julie W on Aug 5, 2020
Is this for grade 3?
Emily on Mar 26, 2021
BEST ANSWER: This is for a mature grade 3. We are doing the lessons, but sometimes at a minimal level. It’s still very much worth it and the lesson suggestions adapt to a range of ages.
What history is covered in this book? (Some examples or types of history or periods covered)
A shopper on Dec 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi, Thank you for the inquiry. The history studies in this guide align with the literature selections. For example, while reading Neil Armstrong-Young Flyer, you will study tri-motors in 1924,the story time frame of 1936, Kitty Hawk and the Wright Brothers (early 1900s); England, Prussia and Germany --late 1800s/early 1900s, Hawaii and Pearl Harbor (1940s), President Truman (1945), history of NASA (1950s), Korean War, first man on the moon (1969) and other related historical tie-ins.
In the book The Cricket in Times Square, the history and geography of New York State/NY City and mass transit is covered, along with other related topics. In the book, Marie Curie, events of the late 1800s are covered, including the Spanish-American War. Students also learn about the Treaty of Versailles and World War 1.
In the book, The Saturdays, Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany is covered (with cautions if the child is emotionally and intellectually old enough to understand); and an overview of Paris France's history is taught. A brief intro to Benjamin Franklin and Christopher Columbus are included.

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Rated 5 out of 5
So excited to use this with chapter books :)
April 19, 2019
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