Five in a Row Vol. 4

Five in a Row Vol. 4

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Grades: 2-3

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Written for slightly older students, the format of Volume 4 is slightly different. This volume contains 15 lengthier unit studies that can be stretched to two weeks per book. Christian content is incorporated into Vol. 4 through related 'Christian Character and Bible Study Lessons.' FIAR Cookbook lessons are also provided for each unit, as are the laminatd story disks. So while this volume seems pricey compared to the rest, it's also more than twice the size of the other volumes and includes more additional content that you don't get packaged with Vol. 1-3. All volumes are spiral-bound with sturdy laminated covers.

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 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 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
Curriculum
Grade Start
2
Grade End
3
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Five in a Row
Weight
1.85 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 9.5" x 1.0"
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Our family loves Five in a Row curriculum! We are excited to continue our FIAR journey with Volume 4!
Brock S on Aug 12, 2019
My 8-year-old is very visual and enjoys art and cooking, so this seemed like it would be a good fit for her and our time learning together.
Marti C on Jan 14, 2019
Our family loves Five in a Row curriculum! We are excited to continue our FIAR journey with Volume 4!
Brock S on Aug 12, 2019
Loved volumes 1,2, and 3!<br />Great literature selections.
Nancy G on Jun 27, 2019
My 8-year-old is very visual and enjoys art and cooking, so this seemed like it would be a good fit for her and our time learning together.
Marti C on Jan 14, 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
I've used FIAR volumes 1-3 and LOVED them! We learn so much in a fun way. I'm excited for this new volume.
Leighanne W on Jul 4, 2018
We love fiar will continue to use it!
Brooke M on Dec 22, 2017
"WE LOVE FIAR...best way for us to learn AND actually REMEMBER what we have learned."
Celena D on Aug 15, 2017
we love FIAR
Bill H on Apr 22, 2017
we have done all the others and love it
Angel H on Feb 7, 2017
popular. Didn't end up using many of the activities suggested for the first couple books, as they were not appealing to my children. We'll see how the balance of the curriculum plays out.
User on Jan 26, 2017
I've used the previous volumes
Lisa B on Jan 2, 2017
I bought this for our 3rd grade curriculum. We used FIAR for K-2 and loved it!
Shawna P on Aug 20, 2016
I loved FIAR when I used it with my 2nd daughter, bought Vol. 4 to share the experience with my oldest daughter, even though she just finished 3rd grade. Better late than never!
Trina W on Jun 28, 2016
We have enjoyed BFIAR, and FIAR Vol. 1-3, and are looking forward to this volume as well!
Kaya S on Mar 12, 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.
Faunice D on Oct 22, 2015
Loved volumes 1,2, and 3!<br />Great literature selections.
Nancy G on Jun 27, 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
Why is this volume $75 when volumes 1-3 are $35 each?
A shopper on Nov 4, 2017
Five in a Row Vol. 4
Five in a Row Vol. 4
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BEST ANSWER: Volume 4 contains 15 lengthier unit studies that can be stretched to two weeks per book. Christian content is incorporated into Vol. 4 through related 'Christian Character and Bible Study Lessons.' FIAR Cookbook lessons are also provided for each unit, as are the laminatd story disks. So while this volume seems pricey compared to the rest, it's also more than twice the size of the other volumes and includes more additional content that you don't get packaged with Vol. 1-3.
what is a story disk in volume 4?
A shopper on Aug 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The story disks are small round pictures with a picture that represents the story. You cut them out and place them on your map or globe to have your student recall where the story takes place. The story disks in my Vol. 4 are laminated and pre-colored although my earlier volumes are plain paper and you have to color them in.
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Hidden Gem
Five in a row is a hidden gem in the curriculum world. Everybody learns so much from it and actually remembers things. Great for family fun, learning and memory making.
September 2, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Mom
I like it. It's stuctured yet eclectic enough for different approaches. My son REALLY likes it.
February 9, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Amazing!
This volume of FIAR is packed full of lessons! There is enough in each unit to complete at least 2 weeks worth of study. It includes the Bible study, and recipes. I have been using it with my 3 boys (8,5,3) and they have all been having a blast!
There is so much here, this really is a treasure and a great value!
April 13, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago

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