Five in a Row Volume Five 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 Five, 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.
Like previous second edition volumes of Five in a Row, Volume Five 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.
* Units for The Raft, Snowflake Bentley, The Gullywasher, Angelo, and The Hatmaker’s Sign were originally published in Five in a Row Volume 4, First Edition, and have been revised for inclusion in Volume 5.
** Units for The Boxcar Children and Betsy Ross: Designer of Our Flag were originally published in Beyond Five in a Row, Volume 1, and have been revised for inclusion in Volume 5.