"Any of a series of books designed to teach children to read. Usually a part of a long-term instructional program, basal (or basic) reading programs include a series of readers, workbooks, activity sheets and a teacher's manual, with lessons planned "
Unger, Harlow G. Encyclopedia of American Education. New York: Facts on File, 1996.
Many of the basal reading series that are currently under adoption by the state of Texas for use in the public schools are housed in the VC/UHV Library on the 2nd floor in the Media Center. They are part of our Curriculum Collection. If you are not in the Victoria area and need a basal reader for one of your classes, please fill out an InterLibrary Loan form.
To locate a basal reader series in the Library Catalog:
If you wish to browse the basal readers, go to the Curriculum Collection in the VC/UHV Library. The staff on duty can find the grade level you need.