Five in a Row Vol. 2

Five in a Row Vol. 2

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Item #: 020317
Grades: PK-3

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Contains lessons for an additional 21 weeks. 200 pgs.

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 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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FIAR is a very gentle way to open children's minds to the world around them.
Jessie C on Jul 28, 2020
We used volume 1 and it was great! It is a great way to teach and to learn. My daughter LOVES the stories and learns so much.
Shannon P on May 14, 2020
FIAR is a very gentle way to open children's minds to the world around them.
Jessie C on Jul 28, 2020
To help with kindergarten homeschooling
Olivia B on May 25, 2020
We used volume 1 and it was great! It is a great way to teach and to learn. My daughter LOVES the stories and learns so much.
Shannon P on May 14, 2020
Love this curriculum.
Rodrigo F on Mar 30, 2020
recommended by friend
Jeffrey R on Mar 19, 2020
I have not used this curriculum yet, but I purchased this for use with a preschooler, who will benefit from the gentle method of learning skills and concepts from across the curriculum (e.g. science, geography, etc.) while reading books.
SHANNON M on Feb 23, 2020
I have a kinder and second grader I will be a good volume for both of my homeschoolers.
Yesenia S on Jan 31, 2020
We have already completed the FIAR Volume 1.
Carmen L on Jan 17, 2020
Unit studies for a first grade classroom
Heather M on Sep 28, 2019
did volume 1 and loved it
Janelle Y on Aug 21, 2019
I love Five in a Row! We did Five in A Row Volume 1 last year and it was such a wonderful enriching tool to add in and reinforce surrounding subjects!
April D on Aug 20, 2019
I was told to by the mother of my child.
Matt M on Aug 20, 2019
using in a coop
KellieDunga D on Jul 15, 2019
I met the gentleman responsible for creating this and immediately saw his passion for teaching children and was convinced immediately!
Katherine L on Jul 9, 2019
My daughter loves to read, but has an aversion to traditional (classroom) styles of learning. I hope FIAR encourages her to use reading to learn a variety of things. I am also pleased at the hands-on nature of the curriculum.
Erica B on Jun 17, 2019
We are a home schooling family. We finished Five in a Row, Volume 1 this year and loved it. On to Volume 2!
Michelle S on May 27, 2019
We love this curriculum, we did volume one last year, looking forward to volume 2 next year!
Taylor M on May 27, 2019
we enjoyed the first volume
Chris D on Apr 21, 2019
Donna C on Feb 26, 2019
Five in a Row Vol. 1 was great! My 4 (almost 5) year old enjoyed it, so we're continuing with Vol. 2 this spring. I do have a copy of Before Five in a Row on hand also because a handful of the FIAR books are a bit too mature for her current age, I plan to go back and forth this year. We love mapping the story disks, they're incredibly effective in triggering her memories of the stories.
Shae P on Jan 14, 2019
I have loved Sonlight over the years but want something different for number five. I have heard great things about Five in a Row and am looking forward to the shift.
Laura S on Jan 3, 2019
I loved Vol 1 so we ordered Vol 2, excellent ideas to enhance the reading.
Brenda M on Jan 2, 2019
love it!
Lesley V on Dec 28, 2018
Homeschool curriculum for my kindergarten student.
Jillian B on Dec 3, 2018
to continue enjoying the FIAR experience
Michael T on Oct 18, 2018
We loved FIAR Volume 1 and completed it twice. We tried just doing unit studies on our own using the same method but getting the week of work together proved difficult in our current season of life so we are moving on to Volume 2. We're all excited!
Casey B on Oct 2, 2018
I heard about it from a friend.
Katherine B on Sep 13, 2018
We loved Vol. 1!
Melissa R on Aug 14, 2018
I am a homeschooling mom and we have completed volume 1 and really enjoyed it. We are super excited to start volume 2
Gina S on Jul 25, 2018
We love Five in a Row because it is gentle yet thorough and my kids can all learn together at their level without me having to plan separate lessons!
Emily C on May 6, 2018
I loved volume 1 and want to continue doing FIAR for part of our homeschool curriculum.
Joseph H on Mar 20, 2018
This will be a good fit for my kindergarten student.
Alicia D on Mar 15, 2018
For a story hour at our library
Anne C on Jan 23, 2018
Friend told me about it
Cristi D on Jan 17, 2018
Easy to use and effective!
Kelly C on Jan 2, 2018
I like to use FIAR for my co-op class. I use one book two weeks during the semester. There are plenty of activities. After doing the activities, the kiddos really remember the book and all that they learned.
Melissa P on Dec 30, 2017
Used when my older children were small...happy memories I'm looking forward to recreating with our younger child.
Joanna T on Dec 27, 2017
We are using Volume 1 and love it.
Brooke M on Dec 19, 2017
almost through first one
Amanda L on Oct 26, 2017
I forgot to order with my books last week :(
Nallely E on Oct 18, 2017
We are very happy with Volume 1. We look forward to continuing the program.
Christine F on Oct 3, 2017
This is what his class is using in tutorial.
Miranda W on Sep 25, 2017
Trying Five in a Row new this year
Megan S on Sep 6, 2017
Flexibility it gives for us to choose, still somewhat structured and good value
Tori K on Aug 27, 2017
I was looking for a literature based curriculum for preschoolers.
Kelly G on Aug 26, 2017
It seems like the best fit for our children and the educational foundation we want for them!
Heather N on Aug 22, 2017
I enjoyed the first volume which was recommended to me by a family member.
Charmane W on Aug 21, 2017
I loved the first volume. The books chosen for this simple unit study is just golden.
Lorena C on Aug 1, 2017
For kindergarten first grade curriculum
Valerie B on Jun 20, 2017
We are going to use this curriculum this summer to keep the learning fun and full of books!
Jessica M on May 2, 2017
To help with kindergarten homeschooling
Olivia B on May 25, 2020
Love this curriculum.
Rodrigo F on Mar 30, 2020
Is this volume intended to be for the spring or fall (like volume 1)?
A shopper on Dec 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I never noticed that it had to be used in a particular semester. You can choose which lessons you do when, but has a similar amount of lessons as vol. 1
What is the ISBN-10 or ISBN-13 number for volume 2?
A shopper on Dec 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The 10-digit ISBN is: 1-888659-01-7
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Great learning tool
We completed the FIAR volume 1 and now are using volume 2. We love it!
February 17, 2020
6 months ago
There are so many reasons to like this curriculum. It is flexible, easy to use, easy to plan, and appropriate for use with multiple ages. The books that the author has selected have beautiful illustrations, and there is a wealth of both art instruction and art appreciation in the manual. Even I am learning to appreciate art! The book topics are varied, so it covers the spectrum in science, geography, and culture studies. I really appreciate all of the language art lessons. It's such a simple yet poignant way to add beginning writing skills into our homeschool.
July 31, 2018
over 2 years ago
Our favorite time of day
My kids ages 5 and 8 adore our FIAR time together.
June 7, 2018
over 2 years ago
Love it!
I totally recommend this spiral book. The author selects the best books to read that have "meat" in it. They don't make books like those anymore. I love that I could still find or order them from my library. My daughter looks forward too this part of the day as we learn all kinds of subjects through reading the same book throughout the week. So much fun learning!
July 10, 2017
over 3 years ago
This is a wonderful way for a child to learn, and such an enjoyable way to teach.
February 3, 2017
over 3 years ago
I have used FIAR for my son for K-1st grade I love the concept but I feel it lacks structure I am the type that loves a lesson plan to check off You will not find that here It is all up to you and the amount of time and effort you put into it My child got bored with reading the same book 5 times I use this as a supplement now with my 2nd child I have fond memories with these books and activities and that is why I won't give it up entirely
December 14, 2013
We have eight children(ages 19-6) and have always homeschooled I had heard of FIAR but never tried it I decided to try it with our two youngest who are 6 and 8 If I had known how great it was I would have started using it a long time ago! I absolutely love it and so do the children! Our 8 year old described it as the BEST part of her whole day
January 4, 2011
I have to say we just love Five in a Row around here We started doing it when my daughter had just turned four and it was a wonderful relaxed and cozy way to ease into home-learning The books chosen are fantastic we have been introduced to so many great titles and authors we would have missed otherwise We did not always use the books as instructed (5 days a week) sometimes we just did a couple days or used it as a springboard for our own activities Just recently we started volume 2 after a year long break from FIAR and I am sorry we ever quit FIAR is a great way to get your kids feet wet so to speak in a variety of topics and spark some new interests My almost 6 and 3 year old both love hearing the stories and doing the activities I often see them later on making up little stories and games of their own (playing on an imaginary high-wire after reading "Mirette on the High Wire" for example Highly recommended!
November 17, 2006

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