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The Boxcar Children BYFIAR Lapbook

 Beginning in January, we will be working on literature-based unit studies for our spring semester. When my kids were younger, we worked through the Five in A Row series, and we loved it. We’ve gotten away from it, so I thought that with the plan to go back to literature units, it might be a good time to revisit FIAR.

We’re using Beyond Five in A Row, which uses chapter books instead of picture books. Volume I starts with Gertrude Chandler Warner’s The Boxcar Children. Though we have the activity guide, I thought it would be fun to work the activities lapbook-style, and so have created lapbook templates for each chapter, based on the activities in Beyond Five in A Row, Volume I. You can likely do the lapbook without the activity guide, but it is my recommendation that you have BYFIAR I as these templates are intended to complement, not replace the BYFIAR activities. Also, there are some activities that would not have translated into a mini-book.














If you enjoy these templates, please feel free to link back to this page! I’d love to see pictures of your lapbooks.


(disclaimer: no copyright infringement is intended in any way; these templates are for personal use only.)

6 responses

  1. Niki

    thank you! i have searched high and low for something like this!

    February 16, 2013 at 3:05 pm

  2. I will be starting this with my son on Monday! I’ll link you back up!

    June 1, 2013 at 10:51 pm

  3. THANK YOU!! We’re about to start BYFIAR and I’ve been looking all over for just this very thing. So much out there for BFIAR and FIAR, but nothing for BYFIAR. Thank you so much! Definitely going to follow your blog for more fun resources!!

    June 9, 2013 at 5:03 pm

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  5. Dee

    Thank you so much 😀

    February 22, 2015 at 9:41 pm

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