Five in a Row Vol. 3

Five in a Row Vol. 3

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Grades: PK-3

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15 weeks of curriculum based on delightful children's books. 133 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.




Primary Subject
Curriculum
Grade Start
PK
Grade End
3
Author
Jane Claire Lambert
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Five in a Row
Weight
0.8 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 9.0" x 0.5"
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Five in a Row is a beautifully rich literature based curriculum. We love the stories and the guide to help us incorporate all the subjects from the wonderful books.
Melissa M on Aug 24, 2020
I love volume 1 and 2 of the FIAR series
Simone C on Jul 28, 2020
Five in a Row is a beautifully rich literature based curriculum. We love the stories and the guide to help us incorporate all the subjects from the wonderful books.
Melissa M on Aug 24, 2020
A friend introduced me to this type of curriculum and I liked it. So I ordered the manuals.
Evis H on Aug 13, 2020
I love volume 1 and 2 of the FIAR series
Simone C on Jul 28, 2020
manual
Wang Chiew N on Jul 3, 2020
I've been familiar with 5 in a Row for over 20 years. It's timeless, child-friendly, and relationship oriented. I also love the freedom it gives me to expand on topics in whatever directions I choose.
Julie T on Jun 30, 2020
Excellent Guide and Lesson Plans for Vol 3 books!!
Nallely E on Jun 15, 2020
recommended by friend/homeschool educator
Jeffrey R on Mar 19, 2020
FIAR is easy and practical for homeschooling. Such a great choice for first time homeschoolers. I loved it my first year and plan to continue!
Lydia B on Jul 28, 2019
The teacher handbook
Gabriella D on Jun 1, 2019
We love FIAR. I have the fondest memories of Before FIAR and FIAR with my boys and really appreciate how flexible this content is. In some seasons in life we really dig into a book and spend weeks on it and going down rabbit holes. Other time, we read the book and enjoy what we can from it. I have used FIAR as both a core curriculum and as a more fun part of our morning time. It works as both! I have a large age range, too, and I love that we can include everyone in the experience.
Elizabeth N on Mar 13, 2019
Recommended
Donna C on Feb 26, 2019
This manual not only allows these brilliantly written books to come alive for your child, but the lessons also provide an opportunity to enhance your relationship with your child. Since I've started using FIAR, I vocally recommend it to all that will listen!
Kara B on Sep 14, 2018
For Reading curriculum
Julie C on Aug 7, 2018
taking the class
teresa c on Jul 31, 2018
You can tell that Jane Claire Lambert took the time to pick worthwhile, living books. I love all how easy she makes it to teach all the subjects. You can pick and choose which to work with and add and expand so easily. You get so much in a small spiral book for such a low cost.
Lorena C on Jul 27, 2018
Our family is using the Five in a Row curriculum, and will be starting in Volume 3 in the fall. We are currently without this volume, and thus, I ordered it.
REBECCA on Jul 5, 2018
I used Five In A Row books while homeschooling my children and this volume was missing from my collection.
Mary H on Mar 1, 2018
We have enjoyed studying most of the books from volume 1 and 2, so onward we go!
Rebecca W on Dec 29, 2017
We love fiar will continue to use it!
Brooke M on Dec 22, 2017
I've read many, many reviews for homeschool curriculum, prayed for many months now and asked many moms about their homeschooling methods - and this seems to be a simple, effective, all-subject-inclusive way to teach my children - but most importantly, fun! I want them to Love learning! I can't wait to receive my book and start the learning journey with my 5 and 2 year olds.
Leah H on Nov 8, 2017
I like these books for unit studies with my littles.
Cynthia K on Jul 30, 2017
Loved volumes 1 & 2!
Holly P on Jul 12, 2017
Have been using it for years
Sandy J on Jan 16, 2017
Recommended by friends
User on Nov 20, 2016
We love five in a row and wanted to keep using it this year for our 6 year old daughter.
Jessica J on Aug 17, 2016
i really like this program, it's impressively edifying for both children and parents, it's simple, flexible, can be used with several ages at once. it's great for both group and one on one settings.
Meghan B on Aug 12, 2016
Homeschooling my Kindergartener and the part time academy he attends uses the curriculum.
Rachel D on Jul 15, 2016
Came highly recommended from an experienced Home-schooler
Rosie J on May 20, 2016
Great program!
Samantha C on Mar 12, 2016
Our family loves Five in a Row. Excited to dig in to volumes 2&3!
User on Jan 16, 2016
Need it for homeschooling
David S on Nov 6, 2015
We have been using FIAR for over a year now and we love the curriculum. It is a gentle way of teaching, it keeps our boys' interest, sends us "around the world" with stories and allows for cuddling together while reading the story each week.
Betsy J on Oct 15, 2015
A friend introduced me to this type of curriculum and I liked it. So I ordered the manuals.
Evis H on Aug 13, 2020
manual
Wang Chiew N on Jul 3, 2020
Why is this volume $75 when volumes 1-3 are $35 each?
A shopper on Nov 4, 2017
Five in a Row Vol. 3
Five in a Row Vol. 3
Five in a Row Vol. 4
Five in a Row Vol. 4
BEST ANSWER: Volume 4 contains 15 lengthier unit studies that can be stretched to two weeks per book. Christian content is incorporated into Vol. 4 through related 'Christian Character and Bible Study Lessons.' FIAR Cookbook lessons are also provided for each unit, as are the laminatd story disks. So while this volume seems pricey compared to the rest, it's also more than twice the size of the other volumes and includes more additional content that you don't get packaged with Vol. 1-3.
Which FIAR would be a good place for a second and fourth grader to start?
A shopper on Jul 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We love all the volumes. You can't go wrong.
My son will be in 3rd grade what volume do I start with?
A shopper on Jun 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are not sequential or by level, so you can start with whichever one you'd like. The beauty of Five in a Row is that you can cater it to whatever level your child is at. We've done all 4 volumes. Vols 1-3 are pretty similar in level and vol 4 has a few books that are more advanced. Volume 4 also has a lot of out-of-print books, so you can't do quite a few of the books unless your library has them. We loved this program and found it easy to cater to our own interests, especially when the manual was paired with Pinterest ideas.
Which edition is this?
A shopper on Jan 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There is only one edition of the Five in a Row programs. Several years ago most of the courses were given new, updated covers but the contents were not altered.
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Our first book from Volume 3, “The Bee Tree”, was so interesting that my kids and I ended up branching off into a whole unit on insects. Five in a row has wonderful book lists and I’ve enjoyed their creative, gentle approach for my kids over the past 2 years.
September 29, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Only Buy This If You Want Your Child To Love Literature
I LOVE this program! It is a gentle approach to introducing your child to many complex subjects in reading comprehension. This is The Way To Go to start out reading on the right foot! You won't be sorry if you will implement this program in your home! It doesn't matter which volume you pick, the program allows you to jump in anywhere without "missing" anything from a previous volume.
January 7, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago


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