Five in a Row was created by Jane Claire Lambert, a successful home-school teacher with more than 17 years experience. Five in a Row provides students with a unit-study approach to early education based on outstanding children's literature. Together, the three volumes of Five in a Row provide 55 lesson plans covering social studies, language, art, applied math, and science in a way that causes children to fall in love with learning.
Intended to be easily usable, even for new homeschool mothers, each day's activities are carefully laid out. Expect to be ready to teach with as little as five minutes of preparation time. You'll find everything you need to be an effective teacher at your fingertips—pronunciation guides to foreign words or phrases, background information on history, geography, art and science lessons, facts, figures, and activity suggestions for a wonderful variety of hands-on learning experiences.
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 55 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 Jane's 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.
Easy to use and fun to do, Five in a Row is designed to teach children the joy of learning while exposing them to the vast world of information that's so important in building a solid educational foundation. Jane's lesson plans ensure that every week your children will have dozens of opportunities to discover exciting new facts about the world around them as you invite them to engage their natural curiosity and explore specific areas which interest them in greater detail. Experience tell us that the most important educational lesson we can teach early learners is to fall in love with learning itself. When children discover that learning is a pleasurable experience, both their job and yours becomes immeasurably easier! So gather your young learners around you and begin teaching the way you always hoped it could be; fun, spontaneous and enjoyable for both you and the student. Five in a Row provides a delightful gateway to the extraordinary lifelong adventure of learning.