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FIAR- Five in a Row

FIAR – Five in a Row (1st grade – younger 3rd grade)

Five in a Row (FIAR) is an enrichment class that allows students to explore literature from multiple angles. This year in the FIAR class we will be using Volume 1, exclusively.  We will take two weeks to work through each book.  Over the course of two weeks we will cover all four subject areas of language arts, math, science and social studies  in order to provide a well rounded unit.  In addition, we will sprinkle in bible connections over the semester. Having a copy at home (optional) is encouraged so that you can simply read it to them for repetition, in between classes, increasing the opportunity they have to hear it read with intonation and inflection aiding in their learning and comprehension. 

“The goal of our instruction is to lead children to fall in love with good books and to embrace the joy of learning.” -FIAR



Makes predictions about a story or passage based on the title and/or pictures

Identifies words and constructs meaning from picture clues in text

Identifies basic sight words

Distinguishes fact from fiction

Begins to understand basic characteristics of fables, stories and legends

Identifies story elements of setting, plot, character and conflict (where, when, what, who and why)

Uses personal perspective in responding to stories, such as relating to characters or situations

Locates the title, author name, illustrator name and table of contents

Sorts common words into categories (e.g., food, colors, shapes)


Reads and writes own name

Tells a story using pictures

Uses letters or shapes to depict words or ideas

Writes basic words

Copies or writes words to convey messages

Participates in group dictated stories

Builds simple words and sentences

Demonstrates left-to-right progression, and top-to-bottom progression

Teacher: Christine Johnson

Time: 12:00pm-12:55pm

Price: $150/semester + $5 supply fee