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an elementary-school textbook that teaches reading by combining stories with practice exercises:
The Dick and Jane series was the most famous basal reader.
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
The control group used a phonetic reading program in kindergarten, followed by a
series in grades one and two.
The effects of daily training in visual memory and
instruction were investigated.
All of the observed teachers used a
and accompanying workbook in their reading instruction.
The stories used all came from the same
The methodology of the language-experience and
approaches is illustrated in five articles.
The fourth grade
contains stories that can be used to teach multiculturalism, and emergent literacy.
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