I am taking a 4th grade teaching job at a brand new school. The school is new but a lot of the books were donated from a school that closed down a couple of years ago. The reading is Open Court and I just got the Teacher's manuals. I noticed none of the titles matched the titles I found on an Open Court site. Then I realized it's because my manuals are from 1989 and the site's resources start in I believe 2003. So....what do you think? Is teaching from a series that old going to lessen our reading experience? I plan to supplement with some chapter books but I can't buy everyone in class chapter books. So the old reading books may be what I have to work with. Anyone taught from old books and still had good experiences??