One group of students read the first chapter of the book and another group read a modified basal reader
version that had deleted cultural information.
The result has been a tendency to base reform on changes in basal reader
programs, including anthologies, workbooks, and teacher's manuals.
The intervention studied was the basal reader
"Sam and Pat, Volume I," published by Thomson-Heinle (2006).
using the basal reader
more creatively by stressing new ideas along with those in the manual.
Israeli 1st-grade children in two different schools in the same neighborhood who were using either a gender-stereotyped or a gender-fair basal reader
were asked to judge for a series of female-stereotyped, male-stereotyped, and gender-neutral activities whether they were characteristic of females, of males, or of both.
If the school classroom emphasizes children's literature selections, instead of the basal reader
, the learner again may choose what is of personal interest to read.
How might the paraprofessional assist the reading teacher in basal reader
Whereas girls in basal readers
are portrayed as passive observers, watching their active brothers at work and at play, basal reader
boys are actively achieving feats of heroism.
A survey by LaSasso (1987) revealed that a basal reader
approach has been the most frequently used method for promoting the literacy of deaf children.
Many elementary school teachers incorporate aspects of both whole-language and phonics instruction into their reading classes but increasingly face tough decisions when their entire school district officially adopts a "pure" whole-language or basal reader
Karniol and Gal-Disegni's study of 72 Israeli 1st-graders is unique in that the participants came from comparable schools and communities, with the only difference being the basal reader
that was in use--either a gender-stereotyped or a gender-fair basal.
Most classrooms were using a basal reader
and the related workbook, and all the teachers but one were using a spelling workbook.