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basal reader

an elementary-school textbook that teaches reading by combining stories with practice exercises:
The Dick and Jane series was the most famous basal reader. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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.
  • The stories used all came from the same basal reader.
  • The methodology of the language-experience and basal reader approaches is illustrated in five articles.
  • The fourth grade basal reader contains stories that can be used to teach multiculturalism, and emergent literacy.

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