Five in a Row Volume 3 Literature Package

Five in a Row Volume 3 Literature Package

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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:

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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A pleasure to be able to purchase the Literature Package. It was so difficult to find the books individually.
Linda R on Apr 9, 2022
Five in a Row has been an encouragement to our son, especially with regards to the less formal art lessons. Using children's literature to teach all subjects is very fun and encourages a lifelong love of learning.
Kimberly W on Aug 20, 2021
A pleasure to be able to purchase the Literature Package. It was so difficult to find the books individually.
Linda R on Apr 9, 2022
This is the most costs effective way for me to get all the books. I've tried buying the used, and this is still much cheaper to buy them in this bundle.
Kim B on Jan 6, 2022
Five in a Row has been an encouragement to our son, especially with regards to the less formal art lessons. Using children's literature to teach all subjects is very fun and encourages a lifelong love of learning.
Kimberly W on Aug 20, 2021
We've always loved the FIAR books. They're a great addition to our family read aloud books.
Ashley Z on Jul 30, 2021
To go with the program!
Dana A on Feb 15, 2021
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
This is the most costs effective way for me to get all the books. I've tried buying the used, and this is still much cheaper to buy them in this bundle.
Kim B on Jan 6, 2022
We've always loved the FIAR books. They're a great addition to our family read aloud books.
Ashley Z on Jul 30, 2021
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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Rated 5 out of 5
Great books!
September 27, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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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