Dick and Jane Series Found in Children’s Picture Books Millions of Americans remember Dick and Jane and now they’re back with classic readers and various formats. Sign me up to get more news about Children’s books. Dick and Jane refers to the two main characters, "Dick" and "Jane", created by Zerna Sharp for a series of basal readers that William S. Gray wrote 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 that Scott Foresman published in Brand: TheFlyingHostess.
I bought the Dick and Jane Reading Collection for him. This was the series that I learned to read with many years ago. The words used in the series are basic sight words that he will need to learn, and there is so much repetition that it didn't take him long to feel that he was actually reading/5(). Jan 01, · The Dick and Jane readers have been one of my favorite books since I learned to read with them. My Children use these books and now I am getting them for my Great Grand Children to read the same stories that I read at their age/5().
The Dick and Jane readers for the early grades are comic books in hard covers." City life is generally ignored in the Dick and Jane readers, leading other critics to implicate the books as partially responsible for low reading scores in inner-city schools. 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.