Five in a Row, Volume 4 (Ages 9-10)
Five in a Row, Volume 4 covers the same subject areas as Volumes 1-3, but the picture books in this volume have greater complexity and depth, making them more appropriate for older elementary-aged students. Because the books are more complex, the lessons are as well. You’ll find more lessons in each subject area, with topics designed more for older children than those for Volumes 1-3. For this reason, you’ll row each title for two weeks instead of one. Scroll down to get a sample unit from Five in a Row Volume 4 based on Roxaboxen.
Lessons are designed for children ages 9 and up, and include discussion guides and questions, teacher answers, hands-on activities, and suggestions for further study. Features in this edition include What’s Different About Volume 4; Teacher’s Notes pages for every title, providing a place to record lessons, go-along resources, favorite memories, and more; and Activity Sheets for every title that support and add to the lessons.
We recommend adding a Math and Spelling/Grammar program to complete your curriculum for children ages 9-10. (Five in a Row does not include a complete math program, and does not teach how to read.) Volume 4 is designed to prepare your child for the next step in the FIAR curriculum: a transition to chapter book studies using a very similar approach to learning that students and teachers have come to love. After completing Volume 4, you and your student will be ready to take this next exciting step with Volume 5 of Five in a Row.
If you would like to add Bible studies to Five in a Row, the Five in a Row Bible Supplement for Volumes 1-4 pairs Bible lessons with each unit from the first four volumes. Click here to purchase.
For a FREE sample unit from Five in a Row Volume 4 and the booklist, please click here.
Five in a Row, Volume 5 (Ages 10-12)
Five in a Row, Volume 5 is unique in the FIAR curriculum! The only volume to incorporate both picture books and chapter books, it’s ideal for students ages 10 and up who are ready to make the transition to middle school-level work. The Five in a Row approach to chapter books uses a very similar method of learning that students and teachers have come to love through previous FIAR volumes.
In Volume 5, the picture book units cover the same subject areas as in Volumes 1-4, and are designed to be rowed for two weeks each. Lessons include discussion guide and questions, teacher answers, hands-on activities and suggestions for further study. The chapter book units smoothly transition you and your student to upcoming FIAR volumes with complete studies based on two classic chapter books. Subject areas include Social Studies (including History, Geography, and Career Paths), Science, Language Arts (including Writing and Discussion Questions and Vocabulary), Fine Arts, and Life Skills.
Volume 5 also contains Teacher’s Notes pages for every title, providing a place to record lessons, go-along resources, favorite memories, and more; and Activity Sheets for every title (or every chapter) that support and add to the lessons.
If you would like to add Bible studies to Five in a Row, the Five in a Row Bible Supplement for Volumes 5-8 will pair Bible lessons with each unit from the last four volumes. This Bible Supplement volume will be released in 2023.
For a FREE sample unit from Five in a Row Volume 5 and the booklist, please click here.
Full-Color, Laminated Story Disks
Story Disks are circles that have an image corresponding to each picture book used Five in a Row Volumes 1-5. They are available in black and white at the back of the manual for you to color in or have your child color in. Full-color, laminated disks come free with your manual purchase from fiveinarow.com.
The disks are used in Five in a Row Volumes 1-5 as a geography aid. You cut out the laminated disk and using removeable teacher’s putty, your student will attach the disk to a world map or U.S. map on the location that the story takes place. For instance, while studying the Madeline unit in Volume 1, you’ll discuss the geography lesson from the manual that talks about how Madeline lived in Paris, which is in a country named France. Then you would go to the world map with your child and find France, then Paris, and place the (Eiffel Tower) Madeline disk on that location. You can review this each day (taking the disk off after your lesson so that your child can find it again tomorrow on the map).
Story disks are learning aids for picture book units only (Volumes 1-5). Chapter book units in Volumes 5-8 cover geography without the use of the disks.
Five in a Row Story Disks for Volume 4 and 5
Full-Color + Laminated = FREE with manual
*retail value $10.00
If you would like to purchase a Five in a Row story disk set for a volume individually, without a manual purchase, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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