Jun 02, · 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 . 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().
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(). 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.