Cranberry Thanksgiving

Cranberry Thanksgiving

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Item #: 055030
ISBN: 9781930900639
Grades: K-3

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Today is Thanksgiving, and young Maggie is visiting her grandmother. Every year, Grandmother invites a guest for Thanksgiving dinner, and she encourages Maggie to do the same. "Ask someone poor or lonely," instructions Grandmother. Grandmother's guest is the elegant, lonely Mr. Horace, who is staying at the Town Hotel. Maggie's guest is the unsavory, eccentric Mr. Whiskers, much to Grandmother's dismay! What will happen at Thanksgiving dinner this year? This charming, humorous tale has entertained families since its publication in 1971, and we are pleased that it's back in print after a long absence. Only a secret in the story, the recipe for Grandmother's Famous Cranberry Bread is located on the back of the book. By Wende and Harry Devlin, 32 pgs, hc. ~ Lisa

Publisher Description:

Every year Grandmother invited a guest for Thanksgiving dinner and allowed Maggie to do the same.

"Ask someone poor or lonely," she always said.

Thanksgiving was Grandmother's favorite day of the year. The cooking was done and her famous cranberry bread was cooling on a wooden board. But she wasn't happy to find out Maggie had invited the unsavory Mr. Whiskers to dinner. Would her secret cranberry bread recipe be safe with him in the house?

After a long absence this delightful 1971 classic is back. So is Grandmother's secret recipe!

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 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 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
Library Builders
Grade Start
K
Grade End
3
ISBN
9781930900639
Author
Wende and Harry Devlin
Format
Hardcover Book
Brand Name
Purple House Press
Weight
0.75 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.25" x 7.5" x 0.5"
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This was my daughter's favorite book as a child (she's 27 now), but I threw it away by accident. Turns out, she'd like to display it at Thanksgiving in her own home, and I'm only too happy to replace that childhood copy!! She loved it.
Sandra B on Dec 17, 2020
I chose this book because I want to read it to my granddaughters.<br />I'm a retired teacher. It was a favorite book of my class.
Marianne P on Dec 11, 2020
This was my daughter's favorite book as a child (she's 27 now), but I threw it away by accident. Turns out, she'd like to display it at Thanksgiving in her own home, and I'm only too happy to replace that childhood copy!! She loved it.
Sandra B on Dec 17, 2020
We lost the copy we had and my granddaughter loves it! We used it with Five in a Row when homeschooling.
Cris B on Dec 14, 2020
I chose this book because I want to read it to my granddaughters.<br />I'm a retired teacher. It was a favorite book of my class.
Marianne P on Dec 11, 2020
I used to read it to my kids now they want to read it to their kids
Danielle H on Dec 9, 2020
Wife and daughter want it and love it.
Michael W on Dec 5, 2020
Because when our children were little, we make cranberry bread and read it to their classes every year then had the teacher sign it. They now have children of their own and want to be able to continue the tradition.
Annette G on Nov 25, 2020
Daughter wanted it
Josh A on Nov 23, 2020
My wife loves this book and cant wait to share it with our grandchildren.
Ty Y on Nov 20, 2020
To read to my grandchildren
Debby V on Nov 9, 2020
Thanksgiving Read Aloud
Elaine R on Nov 9, 2020
five in a row
Mandy C on Aug 22, 2020
Five in a Row curriculum
Stephanie L on Aug 3, 2020
Needed this book to for our FIAR collection.
mary p on Jul 27, 2020
A great classic story with great memories built around it.
Jennifer F on Oct 21, 2019
Family tradition every thanksgiving we read the story and bake the bread . Passing down to my grandchildren now
Shirley A on Dec 7, 2018
This is a wonderful story for kids from ages two to thirteen!
Carol B on Nov 30, 2018
My kids loved this book when we borrowed from the library. We love the cranberry bread recipe too! Glad to find our own copy at a reasonable price.
Bonnie L on Nov 30, 2018
Homeschool
John N on Aug 7, 2018
For the Five in the Row program that we use.
Calli W on Jul 31, 2018
I have been considering purchasing this book for several years and jumped on the chance when I found a copy in the "bargain" section. I like to have special holiday books in our personal home library. Based on reviews and preview photos, this book appears to be a book we will enjoy and treasure and hopefully be shared with my son's children when that time comes.
Deborah M P on Jul 19, 2018
Love the book!
Barbara V on Oct 7, 2017
I could not find this book at my library.
Rachel N on Sep 18, 2017
I chose this book to use with the Five in a Row curriculum. I love the "Cranberry" books.
shay t on Aug 28, 2017
Wanted to have my own family copy.
User on Apr 25, 2017
LOVE this book! Borrowed it from the library last year and purchasing this year. Love all by this author
Shannon on Nov 7, 2016
One of my favorite Five In A Row books.
Steve H on Apr 10, 2016
It is part of the Five in a Row curriculum and has a fun lesson to go with it!
Lacy S on Nov 12, 2015
We lost the copy we had and my granddaughter loves it! We used it with Five in a Row when homeschooling.
Cris B on Dec 14, 2020
I used to read it to my kids now they want to read it to their kids
Danielle H on Dec 9, 2020
Does this book include a description of a cranberry bog?
A shopper on May 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It doesn’t provide a detailed description of the of itself but it describes the situation. It speaks of being wet and foggy and cold. The recipe for cranberry bread (which the story highlights) is now a family favorite for us. We really enjoy this book.
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I bought this from you for grand children. I used to teach little ones, and used this book every year. I would teach adjectives for character. Then do measuring and cook the recipe at the end. Then we would compare the cranberry bread from the recipe in the book to my recipe and vote on which was liked better. The kids could then take a sample of each bread home with them so their families could taste it. I gave them a copy of the recipe. To illustrate where foods found in the supermarket are grown, we investigated how cranberries are grown, how they are harvested, how they are sorted and then packaged , and which states are the biggest producers of cranberries. In addition, we learned about the title words Mr., Mrs., Aunt, Uncle, Cousin, Grandpa, etc. We then made little place cards for each person with whom they would share a meal on Thanksgiving. The week after Thanksgiving, we would talk about their experiences and their food. We would brainstorm for adjectives to describe their various foods. Of course, we touched on the location and history of the first Thanksgiving, as well.

I have now purchased “Cranberry Christmas” and Cranberry Valentine”. One of my son’s families made the cookie recipe for Christmas with his two little ones.

Lots of fun! Lots of learning!
January 2, 2021
Purchased
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent story at Thanksgiving or anytime! We love the cranberry bread recipe too!
Have always loved this story. Good lessons.
January 3, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
LOVE IT!!
I had this book as a child & love the story. My parents are up in years now & things are beginning to be moved from their home that isn't needed. ?? I wanted that book & noone could find it.
December 24, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Cranberry Thanksgiving. A lovely Thanksgiving tradition.
My kids (ages 3-6) love this book. We read it year round but multiple times daily during the Thanksgiving season (along with The Thanksgiving Story about the Hopkins family). We have Cranberry Christmas too but this is our favorite. I love the illustrations. This is a classic in our home.
May 30, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago


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