Five in a Row Vol. 2

Five in a Row Vol. 2

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Contains lessons for an additional 21 weeks. 200 pgs.

Category Description for Five in a Row:

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 Volume 4 and the 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 1-3 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. 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. ~ Gina




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 writingVolume 4 and the 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 1-3 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. 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. Check out our website for the most current literature package updates! Christian Character and Bible content 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.




Primary Subject
Curriculum
Grade Start
PK
Grade End
3
Author
Jane Claire Lambert
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Five in a Row
Weight
1.1 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 9.0" x 0.75"
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FIAR is invaluable in our homeschool. Can't say enough good things about it!
Leah M on Mar 24, 2021
I liked Five in a Row 1
Bertram L on Feb 9, 2021
FIAR is invaluable in our homeschool. Can't say enough good things about it!
Leah M on Mar 24, 2021
We used Volume 1 previously as a supplement to our homeschool curriculum and enjoyed it immensely and it just makes sense to move on to Volume 2. Hoping we'll enjoy it just as much!
Mia L on Mar 17, 2021
I liked Five in a Row 1
Bertram L on Feb 9, 2021
We enjoyed the first Volume. It's an easy to teach curriculum that you can explore several areas with. I like that it teaches various subjects with one book as well.
Kim B on Jan 21, 2021
We loved FIAR volume 1 and we are excited to start volume 2!
Deborah R on Dec 24, 2020
I used Five In A Row with all three of my children and they loved it and learned so much. Now that I am a youth librarian I want to make it available to my patrons.
Denise R on Aug 20, 2020
I love that it is a curriculum easy to use at home because it wasn't written for a traditional school classroom. It was written by homeschoolers for other homeschoolers. Love it and the learning atmosphere it creates in my home.
Julia E on Aug 17, 2020
I enjoyed using other volumes of FIAR.
Karla B on Aug 13, 2020
I liked this type of curriculum and its books.
Evis H on Aug 13, 2020
Recommended by a fellow homeschooler! Looked like it would work well with different ages.
Kirsten H on Aug 12, 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
Recommended
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 used Volume 1 previously as a supplement to our homeschool curriculum and enjoyed it immensely and it just makes sense to move on to Volume 2. Hoping we'll enjoy it just as much!
Mia L on Mar 17, 2021
We enjoyed the first Volume. It's an easy to teach curriculum that you can explore several areas with. I like that it teaches various subjects with one book as well.
Kim B on Jan 21, 2021
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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Love FIAR and the manual is a MUST have!
August 15, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great learning tool
We completed the FIAR volume 1 and now are using volume 2. We love it!
February 17, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
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over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Our favorite time of day
My kids ages 5 and 8 adore our FIAR time together.
June 7, 2018
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over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
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over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This is a wonderful way for a child to learn, and such an enjoyable way to teach.
February 3, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Rated 5 out of 5
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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