Dick and Jane are the two main characters created by Zerna Sharp for a series of basal readers written by William S. Gray to teach children to read. The characters first appeared in the Elson-Gray Readers in and continued in a subsequent series of books through the final version in These readers were used in classrooms in the United States and in other English-speaking countries for. Dick and Jane: We Play and Pretend - Hardcover By Grosset & Dunlap - VERY GOOD 5 out of 5 stars (7) 7 product ratings - Dick and Jane: We Play and Pretend - Hardcover By Grosset & Dunlap - .
This Dick and Jane set includes the following 6 books: We Play, Away We Go, Go Go Go, We Look, Jump and Run, and Something Funny. Generations of children learned to read with Dick, Jane, Sally, Puff, and Spot. Enjoy these original basic reader classics with a new generation. FROM THE DICK AND JANE EARLY READERS SERIES!/5(). The original Dick and Jane series was the idea and creation of Zerna Addis Sharp, (known as the "Mother" of the Dick and Jane Series).William S. Gray, (known as the "Father" of the Dick and Jane Series), was a co-creator and the main author of this series. William H. Elson was a co-author of the Dick and Jane Readers. Elson's previous reading series ("The Elson Basic Readers") were used as a.
Sep 16, · Gray co-authored Pre-Primer with William H. Elson, who had been churning out reading primers since In , it was re-released under the more famous title Dick and Jane. Dick and Jane books were the predominant readers in public schools from the s through the early s. The books were created by educator Williams S. Gray and former teacher and reading consultant Zerna Sharp, who believed that the “whole word” method was the ideal way to teach reading.
I began reading using the Dick And Jane sight-readers: learning to read by rote memory and acquiring phonetics slowly. So when I became a father a couple of years ago, my old Dick And Jane reader was on my mind. A few months ago I bought this set of 12 hardcover Dick And Jane readers because my daughter is almost 3 y/5(16). Dec 16, - Explore Kathy Meyers's board "Illustration - Dick & Jane", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about dick, illustration, vintage children pins.