Five in a Row
Content: Full Curriculum
From Five in a Row’s website:
Five in a Row provides students with a unit-study approach to early education based on outstanding children’s literature. Five in a Row is comprised of 4 manuals. Volumes 1-3 contain units that are all written at about the same level based on books at about the same level, and the units can be completed in any order. The units in Volume 4 are based on more difficult literature, cover more challenging concepts and designed to be completed over a two week period of time.
Visual, auditory and kinesthetic learners will all benefit from Five in a Row’s variety of lessons and activities. Just bring home one of the 70 books used in Five in a Row from the library and then locate the corresponding lesson plan in your teacher’s guide. Read the story aloud each day during the week and use the suggestions and lesson plans to lead your children on a wonderful learning adventure.
You’ll teach a different subject each day beginning with social studies on Monday. You’ll find history lessons, geography lessons, discussions on foreign culture taken directly from the story you’ve just read. On Tuesday you’ll examine the author’s use of language, learning about punctuation, vocabulary, literary devices, creative writing and more. Wednesday you’ll discover a comprehensive art curriculum as you explore the illustrator’s techniques, style and use of materials with lots of hands-on art lessons for early learners. Thursday your children will explore applied mathematics as they learn about counting, grouping, measurements, simple geometric shapes, etc. Finally, on Friday you’ll explore science together with activities to learn more about weather, astronomy, biology, physics, chemistry and more.
The publishers recommend adding complete Math and Phonics programs to your FIAR curriculum.
About the Author:
Jane Claire Lambert made the decision to begin homeschooling her own two children in 1981. Having met only one homeschooler at the time and with almost no homeschool curriculum available for purchase, Jane began developing her own unique teaching style centering around great children’s books and a highly interactive approach to learning.
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