Five in a Row Volume 1 Literature Package

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Item #: FIARV1
Grades: PreK-3

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Publisher: Rainbow Resource Center

Customer Reviews

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Great Curriculum!
I love it! Such great stories and beautiful illustrations . My kids have learned a lot from this curriculum.
June 4, 2019
over 2 years ago
Great books!
These are beautiful books with awesome messages. So happy to add these to my collection.
September 27, 2018
12 months ago
High quality, classic hard-back books that may not make sense to kids born in the 2010s
This is a good collection of very high quality, hard-back books. My one concern was that many of the books were quite dated. My kids had trouble relating to some of the things in the books (baking homemade pies and letting them cool in the windowsill, hiding something behind the bricks in the fireplace, driving a steamroller, home visits by doctors, etc.). I would like to see a revision of this product with an inclusion of some books that have objects and experiences that are a little more relatable to this generation (a computer, a microwave, going to the dentist, etc.).
December 12, 2017
1 year ago
Award winning.
I just like keeping all the books we read so this was not a difficult choice. We stamp them as our library books and can loan them to our cousins when they are missing one. My children love re-reading good books and these are all award winners. With the FIAR Program there is many ways to reintroduce these books.
February 22, 2017
over 2 years ago
Awesome curriculum
Love 5 in a row! My children are loving it and so am I!
October 22, 2016
over 2 years ago
Loving it!
We have only been doing this program one week, but my 5 year old son and I live it!! It is a perfect start to our homeschool journey and really look forward to continuing with this and it's following program.
October 16, 2016
over 2 years ago
Great package
The best place to buy literature and curriculums for your children!
October 2, 2016
over 2 years ago
Worth the money.
Our local public library didnt have all the books for the program so we just bit the bullet and bought the set. I'm so glad I did, because we loved every single book and my kids ask to re-read them all the time. Wonderful keepsakes and enjoyable additions to your home library.
November 4, 2015
over 4 years ago
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Because I love FIAR!
Sarah A on Aug 17, 2019
jennifer i on Aug 6, 2019
Because I love FIAR!
Sarah A on Aug 17, 2019
I like to have all the books ready to be read for the curriculum, that way I don't have to worry whether the library has them or not.
Nicole G on Aug 14, 2019
jennifer i on Aug 6, 2019
Searched for these specific books in various other locations. I could not have found them all separately for a total of this price, and certainly not in hardcover. Thanks for saving me time and effort. We'll keep these to pass down to younger siblings!
Ansley R on Aug 1, 2019
This package came highly recommended by a friend.
TANIESHA W on Jul 30, 2019
We're new to homeschooling and this seemed like a really good and relatively easy place to start. My kids love being read to, so it seems perfect!
Andrew A on Jul 30, 2019
I have 5 kids & will use this same program for all, so will be useful to have the books.
Kathryn S on Jul 26, 2019
I wanted to buy quality books that will last for a long time to share with my children and their children!
Daniel W on Jul 3, 2019
Tracy M on May 13, 2019
I am interested in providing my children with good books to enjoy for years to come. I treasure the memories I have and continue to make reading aloud to my children.
Casey J on May 11, 2019
My mom used this program when she home schooled us years ago. That was my favorite part about school. Now that I have my own child, I want him to be as excited as I was when I was a child. It is a wonderful program. I would recommend it to everyone!
Joyann B on Feb 24, 2019
Recommended by other homeschool moms!
Melissa L on Jan 28, 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
I couldn't find the books at the library
Sara G on Nov 19, 2018
Time saver!
Emily G on Nov 13, 2018
Wanted to have the literature that went with the program
Martha C on Sep 4, 2018
This package contains all of the books needed for Volume 1 of FIAR. Cheaper than buying books separately.
Kristen A on Sep 3, 2018
Its awesome
Declan O on Sep 3, 2018
No particular reason
April D on Aug 18, 2018
I taught this literature to my younger siblings when I was a teenager and I really enjoyed it, so now I want to start with my own children.
Katie L on Aug 17, 2018
It was recommended by my cousin and her children who really loved the content!
Cara B on Jun 30, 2018
Quick access versus depending on books at our local library.
Debra M on Jun 11, 2018
It contains all the books needed for vol 1. No need for searching anywhere else,standing the chance of missing a book.
Marelize D on Jun 2, 2018
friend referred
Jing L on May 29, 2018
I am using this as part of our homeschool Curriculum and I found this package to be a very good price on some hard to find books.
William E on Apr 23, 2018
Recommended by an Australian homeschool blogger
Michelle C on Apr 21, 2018
Recommended by a friend. Needed something fun and easy to teach that's a unit study style.
Melissa G on Feb 25, 2018
Janette M on Feb 6, 2018
for my personal homeschool use
MENDI C on Jan 30, 2018
Homeschool for my kindergartener.
Kayla D on Jan 16, 2018
Less expensive than Amazon Prime!
Rafi Z on Jan 12, 2018
Best thing I ever did for my homeschool
Michelle S on Dec 12, 2017
We love to read and know that exposing children to great literature helps with their academic achievements.
User on Nov 14, 2017
I have used the Before 5 in a row curriculum and both I and my children loved it.
Sarah P on Nov 6, 2017
I did research online, checked all the reviews which were all great. Decided to include these items in our curriculum for homeschooling my 4 year old
Dwayne B on Sep 22, 2017
For a curriculum supplement for homeschool.
Renee M on Sep 17, 2017
A friend recommended it
Heather A on Sep 15, 2017
It came highly recommended by a dear friend who homeschooled both her kids from the beginning. It also stays along the lines of our more relaxed style of schooling.
katie a on Sep 13, 2017
To homeschool my daughter who is in Kindergarten this year.
Joy W on Sep 7, 2017
Highly recommended by a family member who homeschooled her three sons.
Timothy P on Aug 24, 2017
This is a great way to cover literature, social science, grammar and so many other things while at the same time spending some quality time with my kids. I love that I can do 5 in a row with my 5 yr old and 8 year old at the same time and they both enjoy it. This is one piece of school they look forward to. And so do I! it's built in snuggle up and read a book time.
Bonnie M on Aug 24, 2017
I wanted to have access to all the books for volume one so that we could use it on our own time without have to worry about returning them to the library.
Janelle Y on Aug 24, 2017
Excellent home school materials resource! Easy to navigate website and find what I'm looking for.
Sarah C on Aug 23, 2017
Planning on doing FIAR this year and was going to just use the library, but I thought it would be better to just buy the books myself.
Sara L on Aug 22, 2017
This is curriculum we are using for homeschooling
Kasey K on Aug 9, 2017
Charlotte Mason.
Emily H on Aug 5, 2017
I ordered this to go along with the vol 1 manual. I've missed the cut off for preschool registration, but I really want my 4 year old to start his education right now. I'm super curious about homeschooling my son, but everyone in my circle has told me not to do it. This is my way of trying it out to see if its a good fit for us.
MARY P on Aug 4, 2017
Previous experience using the Five In A Row curriculum with my children in the 80's.
Cynthia B on Jul 30, 2017
I chose this because it sounds like a nice way to start our first year of homeschool.
User on Jul 10, 2017
heard about you from another homeschool mom
kathleen v on Jul 10, 2017
I like to have all the books ready to be read for the curriculum, that way I don't have to worry whether the library has them or not.
Nicole G on Aug 14, 2019
Searched for these specific books in various other locations. I could not have found them all separately for a total of this price, and certainly not in hardcover. Thanks for saving me time and effort. We'll keep these to pass down to younger siblings!
Ansley R on Aug 1, 2019
I am new to the concept of FIAR. Is Volume 1 the best pack to purchase for an eight-year-old child?
A shopper on Jun 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It really depends on the level of learning your child is at. I use it for my two oldest children (7 and 5) and they do very well with it. The curriculum gives you the option to choose a more difficult lesson for your older child and i find it’s very appropriate for an eight year old. Sometimes I find it a little too easy so I will add more but usually it’s good. You do need to supplement with more math and grammar tho. FIAR doesn’t cover enough in those subjects.
I will be homeschooling my 7 year old second grader for the first time this fall. Do we need to purchase a math supplement or any other subject in addition to Volume 1 manual and lit. package? Thanks in advance for your input.
A shopper on Jun 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Most people do add a math curriculum to go with the FIAR. Although there is some math in FIAR it is probably not enough. Most people also supplement for language arts too, especially phonics and grammar, also printing/handwriting. Saxon math, Right start math and Math Mammoth are some examples of what people use along with FIAR, but you can use whatever works best for you and your son. We really enjoy Miquon Math. For Language Arts my family really loves Brave Writer, it has a similar philosophy in some ways to FIAR.
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If I purchase this and the printed volume 1 manual, do I need a math supplement or any other subject for that matter? I am going to be homeschooling my 7 year old 2nd grader for the first time this fall. Thanks in advance for the input.
A shopper on Jun 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I found it comprehensive for pre-K, but added math and learning-to-read material for Kindergarten. It does a good job covering art and literature and history/social studies; math and science are covered, but they're kind of lightweight, IMO. For second grade, I'd definitely get a separate math program.
How many books come in the pack? Are they all you need to go with manual #1?
L W on Mar 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I believe it's all the ones pictured, which was 18 (i think). It's all you need for the manual. The only ones not included are titles that are out of print. You may be able to find those on eBay or something, but don't have to have them.
Are the books in this package paperback or hardcover or a mix?
A shopper on Oct 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Five in a Row Volume (FIARV1) #763 – Rag Coat (hardcover) #765 – Papa Piccolo (hardcover) #772 – Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening (hardcover) #23958 – Pair of Red Clogs (hardcover) #40850 – Another Celebrated Dancing Bear (hardcover) #6621 – Very Last First Time (hardcover) All other titles are softcover.
Are the books new?
A shopper on Sep 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the books are new. Only the books in the Titles in Package section are included. I had had a few books arrive with damage, but Rainbow Resource Center was really easy to work with. I was getting tired of trying to collect books individually (or doing the books out of order with the library), and the price was right at Rainbow. If you are collecting these books for Five In a Row, this will have a lot of the books, and some of the hard to find books still need to be bought elsewhere, but it condenses your list that you have to walk around with (garage sales, thrift stores, etc...), significantly.
Does this come with the Volume 1 manual?
A shopper on Aug 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No. The Volume 1 FIAR manual (#19808) is a separate purchase. This is just the literature books used with that course.
Can I take books off the list? Since I already own some?
A shopper on Nov 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This particular set is a package deal. But you can search for the needed Individual books. There is a book list that you can follow and just the books you don't already own :)
Does this come as one large book or all the individual books??
A shopper on Oct 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Individual: some hardback, some paperback.
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