I know many of you are experienced with our main product, Five in a Row Volumes 1-4, and many more of you have used and loved Before Five in a Row as well. I thought I’d take a moment to introduce you to our curriculum for older students, Beyond Five in a Row and Above and Beyond Five in a Row.
Beyond Five in a Row is similar to Five in a Row in that it is based on quality literature, academically rich and focused on enjoying the learning experience. It is different in that the books chosen are chapter books rather than picture books, and half of the books covered are biographies. Each book unit is designed to take six to eight weeks to complete, and there are four volumes of four units each – enough schooling material for two to three years, depending on your student.
Above and Beyond Five in a Row is unit study based on Hitty: Her First Hundred Years and is designed to be used independently by the student. It is similar to Beyond Five in a Row, but adds instruction on writing a research paper and participating in a community project.
Both levels of study include creative writing or essay projects with every lesson, social studies (including history, geography, human relationships), science, vocabulary, career path studies and much, much more. All you’ll need to add is daily arithmetic and the trio subjects grammar/spelling/penmanship. Everything else is included!
Check out www.fiveinarow.com for more information on all of the levels of literature based learning that Five in a Row has to offer. If you have used Beyond or Above and Beyond, we’d love it if you’d leave a comment and share with others how it worked for your family! For those of you whose student is outgrowing the first four Five in a Row volumes, rest assured! There is more Five in a Row to be enjoyed!