Five in a Row Curriculum Review

Five in a Row is a unit study program that provides a gentle introduction to homeschooling for children ages 4 through 8. The program uses highly-acclaimed, beautifully-illustrated children's books that can be purchased or borrowed from the library.

Parents begin the school day by gathering their children and reading the same story, five days in a row. Each day, parents focus on a different aspect of the story, such as the geography or culture where the story took place, the art techniques used by the illustrator or math concepts demonstrated within the story.

FIAR is available in four volumes. Books from each volume may be used in any order. Alhough the authors are Christians, scripture references are only found in the FIAR Bible Supplement.

Parents using FIAR with a preschool child are using a complete program that does not require supplement. Parents teaching kindergarten and above will need to add a good phonics program and a beginner's math program, as well.

FIAR also provides curriculum suitable for younger and older children. These programs follow a different format, but still utilize high-quality, engaging and entertaining children's literature. Before Five in a Row is written with 2-4 year old children in mind. The activities and lessons promote school readiness, while fostering a love of reading and family togetherness.

Beyond Five in a Row, for ages 8-12, uses chapter books. All three volumes of BFIAR encourage children to read, think, wonder, research and communicate what they've learned. The lessons include writing assignments, history, geography, science, vocabulary, and more. Parents will need to add their own programs for math, grammar, spelling and penmanship.

Above and Beyond Five in a Row, for ages 12 and up, is written entirely to the student and is based on Hitty: Her First 100 Years. This literature-based study covers history, science, and more! This program can be completed in 6-8 weeks, and should be accompanied by a math, grammar and spelling program.

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Five in a Row vol 1 
I used Five in a Row Vol. 1 in 2004. It was a great resource to help me get ready for another literature based curriculum. I liked the stories that were …

Five In A Row 
Product: Five in a Row Volume 1 and Biblical Character Supplement Subject: All Levels Used: Kindergarten and preschool Dates Used: Spring 2010 Likes: …

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Product: Five in a Row Subject: Unit Study Levels Used: Before through V2 Dates Used: 2004 Likes: This was our first intro to a Charlotte Mason education! …

Fun to use and great enrichment - even for older students! 
Product: Five in a Row Volume 1-4 Subject: Multi-subject Levels Used: Used the regular level Dates Used: 2005-2006, 2009 Likes: My plan was to use …

Five in a Row is a Sweet, Family-Friendly Way to Learn 
Five in a Row Subject: Everything Levels Used: I used the original book with units about picture books like Madeline and Make Way for Ducklings …

Five in A Row 
Product: Five in A Row Subject: Pre K-K Levels Used: Five In a Row Vol 1 and 2 Dates Used: 2005 In Five In a Row you read a quality children's book …

Before Five in a Row 
First of all, I'd like to point out that Before Five in a Row is not just for homeschool families! Any family that wants to spend quality time with their …

Five in a Row 
Product: Five in a Row Subject: Unit Study Levels Used: Vol.1 & 2 Dates Used: 1999-2001 Likes: We enjoyed the stories and the format in which the …

Five In A Row  
Product: Five in a Row Vol.1-2 & Christian Character and Bible Study Supplement Subject: Unit Studies Levels Used: Pre-K-3 Dates Used: 2007-2008 …

Five in a Row 
Product: Five in a Row Subject: Literature based unit study Levels Used: K-3rd Dates Used: 2006-2009 Likes: I was fortunate to find this study early …

Five in a Row 
Product: Five In a Row Subject: Unit Study Levels Used: Before Five in a Row, Five in a Row Dates Used: 2002-2003 & 2006-9 Likes: Having used this …

I Love Five In A Row 
Product: Five In A Row Subject: multi Levels Used: Preschool through 3rd Dates Used: 2007,2008,2009 Likes: I am not currently a consistent FIAR user …

Before Five In a Row 
Product: Before Five in a Row Dates Used: 2007/2008 & 2008/2009 Likes: Before Five in a Row is a wonderful, literature based program that develops …

Five in a Row vol. 1-3 
Product: Five in a Row Subject: All Levels Used: Volumes 1-3 Dates Used: 2005-2007 Likes: My daughter loved FIAR! I enjoyed it very much too. …

Five in a Row 
Product: Five in a Row Subject: Unit Study Levels Used: B4FIAR, FIAR (vol 1-4), Beyond Dates Used: September 2003- current Likes: We have used most …

Before Five in A Row 
Product: Before Five in A Row Subject: Unit Study Levels Used: Before Five in A Row Dates Used: Aug. 2007 - May 2008 Likes: I used this program for …

FIAR Cookbook  
Product: Five in a Row Cookbook (for Volumes I-III and Beyond FIAR Volumes I-III) Dates Used: 2005-2007 Likes: I loved having recipe ideas at my …

FIAR Volume IV 
Product: FIAR Volume IV Subject: Unit Study (you need to add steady math and grammar/spelling, if desired) Dates Used: 2008 Likes: For a general …

FIAR - Nature Studies 
Product: Five in a Row Nature Studies (I have read winter, fall, and spring) Dates Used: 2007- current Likes: I needed some inspiration for getting …

FIAR Volumes I-III (ages 4-8) 
Product: FIAR Volumes I-III Subject: Unit Study (we used for science, history, language arts, and art) Dates Used: 2005-2008 This is a literature …

Before Five in a Row 
Product: Before Five in a Row Dates Used: 2003-2004; plan to use again with my next preschooler! Likes: This program is based on the very best books …

Five in a Row 
Product:Five in a Row (FIAR) Subject: literature based unit studies Levels Used: Age 4-8 (vol 1, 2, 3) Dates Used: 7/07-present Likes:I love this …

Five in a Row Curriculum Review 
Product:Five in a row Subject:Unit study Levels Used: We used Before Five in a Row (BFIAR), Five in a row volumes 1, 2 and 3 (FIAR). Dates Used: 2003-2005 …

Five in a Row 
Product: Five in a Row Levels Used: All Four Books Dates Used: 2005-2006 Likes: My daughter enjoyed Five in a Row books tremendously and the activities …

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Five In a Row 
Product: Five in a Row Subject: Literature based learning Levels Used: Volume 1 Dates Used: 2005, 2008 Likes: I love this gentle approach. I used …

Before Five in a Row 
Product: Before Five in a Row (BFIAR) Subject: Preschool Levels Used: BFIAR is for children ages two thru four Dates Used: 2004 Likes: This book …

Like Five in A Row 
Product:Five in a Row Subject:varied Levels Used:1-3 Dates Used:2007 Likes:While I like reading with my kids, these books provided extras for learning …

Five in a Row 
Product: Five in a Row Levels Used: Volume 1 Dates Used: 2005-2006 Likes: Five in a Row is a literature-based, unit study program centered around …

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