Five in a Row Volume 3 Literature Package

Five in a Row Volume 3 Literature Package


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Item #: FIARV3
Grades: PK-3

Product Description:

This package includes all in print and available books used in the Five in a Row Vol. 3 guide. Currently out-of-print titles that are not included are: Warm as Wool by Scott Russell Sanders, Wild Horses of Sweet Briar by Natalie Kinsey-Warnoc, or Climbing Kansas Mountains by George Shannon.

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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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Great deal for all these books, we love FIAR
Janelle Y on Sep 21, 2020
recommended by friend/homeschool educator
Jeffrey R on Mar 19, 2020
Great deal for all these books, we love FIAR
Janelle Y on Sep 21, 2020
Excited to introduce my kiddos to these books!
Nallely E on Jun 15, 2020
recommended by friend/homeschool educator
Jeffrey R on Mar 19, 2020
Gifts for missionaries' children
Rachel W on Aug 9, 2019
Love the convenience of owning the books and adding quality literature to our home library.
Lydia B on Jul 28, 2019
Will recommend this curriculum...🤗
Gabriella D on Jun 1, 2019
I usually buy the FIAR books used over time to save money, but I started shopping around and this package actually saves me over $50 even buying used! (I don't like buying used books below "good" condition for FIAR since we end up really liking most of them). I am also very thankful for the time I am saving since we're having a baby in a month or so. It will be great to have this stack of books ready for us when we're ready for them, and now I can focus on planning the fun stuff!
Elizabeth N on Mar 13, 2019
Love this for homeschooling
Kelly C on Sep 25, 2018
Includes books we haven't read and also had a cheaper price point.
Keila D on Aug 28, 2018
Good, age appropriate books.
Andrea H on Apr 27, 2018
Because it's Five in a Row. Every time I think about not doing Five in a Row, I get sad. So we're tackling Volume 3!
Hanna L on Apr 9, 2018
We have enjoyed the Five In A Row curriculum. We have used the first two volumes the last two and a half years and we are looking to expand. It is very well laid out and gives great direction to jump from. I would recommend this curriculum.
James B on Jan 31, 2018
We have used FIAR in previous years, as well as with another child who is now a high schooler. FIAR provides the BEST memories of time spent together over delightful stories and memories of the fun activities we did to accompany the stories. I'm looking to continue building memories with my youngest child through these wonderful books and this companion guide.
Christopher P on Aug 17, 2017
I loved FIAR volumes 1 & 2
Holly P on Jul 12, 2017
My children enjoy all the stories from Five In A Row and they benefit from hearing the stories more than once. A great resource.
Sarah C on Jul 9, 2017
Fun books for kids to read. We loved the other 5 in a row book selections
Christopher B on Nov 2, 2016
we love it
Angel H on Aug 29, 2016
I love FIAR
Jelena C on Aug 22, 2016
Because I have used the previous 5 in a row volumes for my daughter and we love it. So we decided to continue use.
Jessica J on Aug 17, 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
great books, great price
Meghan B on Aug 12, 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed the FIAR series! So fun to explore the world through books.
Andrea F on Jul 25, 2016
Teaching a class at a home school co-op
Gina S on Jul 21, 2016
Homeschooling my Kindergartener and the part time academy he attends uses the curriculum.
Rachel D on Jul 15, 2016
We can't imagine homeschool without FIAR!
Erika F on Jan 31, 2016
We've been using this curriculum for 3 years now. My kids' favorite part of school.
Melani N on Jan 21, 2016
We live in Saudi Arabia and do not have access to a library for our children. Wanted to add to our personal library with quality books from a source I trust.
Melissa W on Oct 7, 2015
Excited to introduce my kiddos to these books!
Nallely E on Jun 15, 2020
Gifts for missionaries' children
Rachel W on Aug 9, 2019
Is Finest Horse in Town included in this set? It's in the picture, but not listed as one of the eleven.
A shopper on May 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Finest Horse in Town has just recently come back into print and we are now able to include it in this package. Evidently, our graphics are up to date but the info is not. I'm sorry for the confusion. For the record, the price of the package has been adjusted accordingly.
Are these hardcovers or soft?
A shopper on May 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There is a mixture of hardback and soft. Henry the Castaway, Warm as Wool, and the Duchess Bakes a Cake were all hardback.
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Great books!
September 27, 2018
over 2 years ago
Enjoying them!
I have read all of these books through with several of my children (3/5) and have found them to be delightful enough that I enjoy reading them over and over again!
April 11, 2018
over 3 years ago
There are no words to tell how much we love FIAR So many wonderful lessons presented in a child friendly way If you want a curriculum that allows you to snuggle with your children and still be able to learn a lot in a gentle way this is for you I started FIAR when my dd was 4 and we still use it now that she is nearing 8 Vol 4 (which many do not know of) is more advanced than vols 1-3
June 1, 2013

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