The first year I taught (2007) my district adopted a new Reading series (Harcourt Trophies). I've heard that with the Common Core, there's a trend toward doing away with basals. We have been told by the Reading liaisons that they are fighting to keep the basals for the primary grades, but they couldn't promise anything. I don't expect to be told not to use the basal THIS year, but we adopt a new series every 7 years so it runs out this year. I've heard pretty much all the pros and cons of using/not using a basal. I'm just wondering how many of you are still using one and if you've heard anything similar? BTW, we've only had ONE science textbook since I started teaching 2nd grade in 2008, and they took up all our SS books at the end of the year this past year- don't think we're getting new ones.