basal reader

noun
an elementary-school textbook that teaches reading by combining stories with practice exercises: The Dick and Jane series was the most famous basal reader.
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Lessons in the basal group were taken directly from a current basal reader
  series.
The control group used a phonetic reading program in kindergarten, followed by
  a basal reader series in grades one and two.
The effects of daily training in visual memory and basal reader instruction
  were investigated.
All of the observed teachers used a basal reader and accompanying workbook in
  their reading instruction.
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