Another known basal reader is the Dick and Jane series, written by William S. Gray in the s. These readers focused more on reading the whole word and with using repetition and did not follow the same phonics lessons the McGuffey readers did. The modern day basal reader used from about the s onwards, has books for students, a guide for. Sep 26, · The best known version of the basal approach was a series of books published by the Scott Foresman Co. from the s to the s, which featured the characters Dick and Jane.
(Elson-Gray Basic Readers) 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. Particular emphasis was placed upon the prominent reading series of the Baby Boom Era, the Scott, Foresman and Company "Dick and Jane" basal reading Cited by: 1.
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 bottomed.xyzs: 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 .