Five in a Row Volume 4 Literature Package

Five in a Row Volume 4 Literature Package

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This package does not include out-of-print titles used in this volume, including: Angelo by David Macaulay,Arabella by Wendy Orr,Higgens Bend Song and Dance by Jacqueline Briggs Martin,Hickory Chair by Lisa Rowe Fraustino, and Hatmakers Sign retold by Candace Fleming

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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 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 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 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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I plan to use this curriculum for many years and it's more convenient than trying to find them in the library.
Melissa G on Mar 12, 2021
Looking forward to using these books in my Five in a Row teaching this year of homeschooling!
Staci S on Aug 2, 2020
I plan to use this curriculum for many years and it's more convenient than trying to find them in the library.
Melissa G on Mar 12, 2021
Recommended by other christian moms
Joyce L on Sep 8, 2020
Looking forward to using these books in my Five in a Row teaching this year of homeschooling!
Staci S on Aug 2, 2020
recommendation from friend
Jeannette Z on Mar 14, 2020
FIAR picks the best books to keep
Libbie L O on Sep 5, 2019
After pricing out the options on Amazon (with free prime shipping), this package was a much better deal.
Marti on Jan 14, 2019
I have heard a lot of great things about this curriculum. My eight year old does not have a love for books and I am hoping to inspire that in her. She is the only one of my six children that does not. I think she may have gotten lost in the shuffle with read alouds so it is her turn now.
Laura S on Jan 3, 2019
All FIAR books are keepers. We use the library for a lot for school, but FIAR books are so nice to have.
Leighanne W on Jul 4, 2018
WE LOVE FIAR...best way for us to learn AND actually REMEMBER what we have learned.
Celena D on Aug 15, 2017
came highly recommended, but I'm finding I'm not following many of the activities suggested as they are not very appealing to my children
User on Jan 26, 2017
I've used Volumes one through three and loved them.
Lisa B on Jan 2, 2017
We love 5 in a row and enjoy using them for our home school!
Dawn H on Nov 7, 2016
I liked volume 3
Sandy V on Aug 22, 2016
I love FIAR
Jelena C on Aug 22, 2016
I bought this for our 3rd grade curriculum. We've used FIAR for K-2 and loved it!
Shawna P on Aug 20, 2016
Great price on this book bundle
Rebecca L on Jul 12, 2016
love the books from vol 1 and 2
Gertrude S on May 4, 2016
We have used and LOVE, LOVE Five in a Row!!!
Sherryl J on Oct 27, 2015
Five in a Row has been recommended by nearly every homeschooling mom I have met. I can't wait to try it. I compared the price here to other places and even buying them used, and I this was the best price.
Faunice D on Oct 22, 2015
High quality books! We live in Saudi Arabia and do not have access to a library
Melissa W on Oct 7, 2015
Recommended by other christian moms
Joyce L on Sep 8, 2020
recommendation from friend
Jeannette Z on Mar 14, 2020
Is volume 4 suitable for my 7 and 10 year old? they are both late bloomers in reading
A shopper on Dec 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I used this with my 7 - 8 year old for part of her 2nd grade curriculum. We loved it. The content in volume 4 is a bit more advanced than volumes 1 - 3. Though you could have the student read the books, the curriculum calls for the parent to actually read out loud so your child is not expected to read these books. I definitely think you could use this with a ten year old if you went more in depth with the content (supplementing with library books or other materials, etc) however, as is, it might be a little young for a child that age. I believe it is recommended for around 3rd grade so it wouldn't take too much to make it work for 2nd or 4th graders. Overall I think this would be suitable for those ages.
Are all the books hardcover?
A shopper on Oct 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: In my set, only Hanna' s Cold Winter, Pumpkin Runner, and Cowboy Charlie are hard cover; the others are paperback.
Does the set come with the guide?
A shopper on May 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No it does not. The guide is sold separately. You do not need to buy all of these books if you have access to a good library, but you will love them, so if you can afford them, they are definitely worth the price!
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