Five in a Row Volume 2 Literature Package

Five in a Row Volume 2 Literature Package

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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 Beyond Five in a Row series is 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 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 with added content, the second edition of Five in a Row still has 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 older children who are reading successfully, it is recommended to supplement with math, spelling, penmanship, and grammar material for a complete curriculum.

Volume 4 and Volume 5 are the newest editions to the series. 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, volume 4 books are read for 2 weeks instead of one. This volume prepares students for Level 5 as students transition to reading chapter books. Volume 5 picture books are also read for two weeks and are geared toward students going into the middle school years (ages 10 and up). Volume 5 also includes two chapter books with accompanying lessons (previously published in Beyond Five in a Row Volume 1). The lessons in these volumes are full of interesting and engaging activities for all subject areas. There is enough variety yet substance to keep it interesting for the older students.

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. The Five in a Row guide is not included in the literature packages.~ 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 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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You had all of the books I needed at once!
Amy S on Aug 23, 2021
great past experience
SUMMER C on Aug 3, 2021
You had all of the books I needed at once!
Amy S on Aug 23, 2021
seems like a great deal!
Ashlea M on Aug 4, 2021
great past experience
SUMMER C on Aug 3, 2021
"Before Five in a Row" and" Five in a Row Volume 1" books were wonderful stories with arresting illustrations that the kids have loved.<br />It is so good to give children books that give them a love and excitement in learning from an early age.
Catherine S on Jun 29, 2021
This pack was on our school's recommended reading list.
Christi R on Jun 20, 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 love the book choices of Five in a Row! These coincide the Five in a Row vol 2 curriculum that I am using for my kindergartener/first grader.
Aleah G on Feb 11, 2021
I enjoyed Five in a Row 1
Bertram L on Feb 9, 2021
five in a row
Domenica C on Sep 6, 2020
read aloud and chat about the topics with our kids.
Matthew K on Jun 30, 2020
We have been doing FIARV1 and love it. I already have Volume two the new version and so just needed the books. I rather buy the books than get them from the library because of my busy schedule I cannot look for specific books. Time is also money.
Yitzhak M on Jun 4, 2020
We did FIAR 1 and LOVED it! Our daughter loves to be read to and it is easy to work in conversations about what she is scheduled to learn. Often, she asks questions that lead right into the lessons.
Shannon P on Apr 15, 2020
This bundle is an absolute time and money saver! Thank you!
Rodrigo F on Mar 30, 2020
recommended by friend
Jeffrey R on Mar 19, 2020
We have come to love this as our read aloud especially during Summer break
Wanjiku K on Mar 8, 2020
we did volume 1 and loved it!
Janelle Y on Aug 21, 2019
I was told to by the mother of my child.
Matt M on Aug 20, 2019
This program is amazing! So much fun and so easy to customize to your family. The best part of our schooling!
Lindsey N on Jun 11, 2019
we likes volume 1
Chris D on Apr 21, 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
It isn’t any cheaper ordering individually through Amazon, I tried and in the end it wasn’t any cheaper even when ordering the books used.
Brenda M on Jan 2, 2019
I am using FIAR with my son and liked the ease of getting all of the books together at once instead of searching libraries and used book websites.
Karen S on Dec 28, 2018
Although a big investment - owning the literature books and not having to stress about borrowing them has been SUCH A HUGE stress saver for me! I own the first volume and am excited to work through another semester!
Lydia B on Dec 27, 2018
I chose to order the FIR Volume 2 Literature Package for the ease of having the books in our home and because several of the books are not available at our library.
Carolyn W on Nov 8, 2018
Love FIAR - buying here is much easier than trying to find all of these individually!
Pam M on Aug 9, 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
I love Five in a Row and so do my children.
Rolanda D on Jul 6, 2018
highly recommended
Nathan E on Jun 21, 2018
I love FIAR. Makes school fun.
Andrea H on Feb 14, 2018
As above what I wrote for the Vol 3 Lit Package.
Elgene H on Jan 8, 2018
I love this curriculum!
Kelly C on Jan 2, 2018
We love fiar will continue to use it!
Brooke M on Dec 22, 2017
I love reading the story books with my children ages 4-13. They all get so much out of each of the stories! I love how the 5 in a row books point out different things to look for and really challenge the thinking of my children.
Laura J on Oct 13, 2017
Friend Referral
Stefanie W on Aug 24, 2017
We love the touching stories and the lessons based on these stories. Some of my children's best schooling memories surround these readings.
Christopher P on Aug 17, 2017
We live overseas and want to expose our kids to good literature. The program comes highly recommended by other expats!
Virginia M on Jul 10, 2017
love five in a row curriculum! I credit FIAR rich literature for my daughters love of books.
Ana M on Jun 30, 2017
FIAR is the main curriculum I use with both my children. We move a lot, including internationally, and it's easier to just own the books.
Rosalie D on Apr 28, 2017
We enjoyed volume 1 looking forward to the new stories :)
Jean C on Mar 15, 2017
My 5 and 3 year-old have really enjoyed FIAR Volume 1, and to be honest, so have I! It's been a wonderful way to teach a wide variety of subjects and open new doors to a bigger world right here at home. I am so thankful for the sweet memories of cuddling up on the couch with my children and exploring these literary classics that have found their way into our home and hearts. Here's to many more days of exploring the world through literature!
Stephanie W on Feb 22, 2017
Continuing studies
Juan We C on Nov 8, 2016
We loved volume one :)
Leigh F on Oct 21, 2016
really enjoyed FIAR volume 1
Heather L on Oct 19, 2016
It is a gift for my nieces that are starting home schooling. The Vol 1 was out of stock
Stephanie P on Sep 5, 2016
I like FIAR because it is flexible and ready put together books for me to read to my young boys.
Ruby P on Aug 31, 2016
For homeschooling.
Alicia A on Aug 19, 2016
Because I believe the literature based approach is the best and most interesting way to educate my children! THEY LOVE IT!
Celena D on Aug 12, 2016
My girls enjoy the stories that I read them from 5 in Row. We did Volume 1, so now we are going to do Volume 2.
Shem A on Aug 7, 2016
Teaching a class at a home school co-op
Gina S on Jul 21, 2016
Starting first grade (Vol II) with son in the fall.
Katherine T on Jun 15, 2016
seems like a great deal!
Ashlea M on Aug 4, 2021
"Before Five in a Row" and" Five in a Row Volume 1" books were wonderful stories with arresting illustrations that the kids have loved.<br />It is so good to give children books that give them a love and excitement in learning from an early age.
Catherine S on Jun 29, 2021
Does this include the 5IAR V2 teaching manual?
T T on Dec 11, 2021
BEST ANSWER: No - it includes just the literature books that are listed.
Are these books hardback of soft cover?
A shopper on Jan 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: A mix of softcover and hardcover. Predominantly softcover, is my recollection.
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