An experimental Initial Teaching Alphabet version was launched of the multi-ethnic series in the s as well. Zerna Sharp believed that children became overwhelmed by too many new words, so one new word was added only every third page. The simple but distinctive illustrations for the books were done by artists Eleanor Campbell and Keith Ward. Kim Greene marked it as to-read Sep 25, Robert Childress illustrated the books of the s. We used this as part of my daughter's reading practice. No trivia or quizzes yet.
When I read with my granddaughter at home we focus more on the stories and the "what happens next" as we turn the pages so much so that reading is fun. His paper is quoted in Chalcedon Magazine , a Christian education publication. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Yes, add me to your mailing list.
Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. In the classroom, phonics drills of letter sounds were replaced by word flashcards. And of course, Mother, Father, and Grandmother, and Grandfather all appeared in some of the stories. By the s, it is said that almost 80 percent of primary grade classrooms used Dick and Jane.
By the late s, Dick and Jane were gone — but they were by no means forgotten: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. To appeal to all regions of the country, the stories are devoid of any indications of location. White suburbia was losing its luster by the early s. This contains the cover and many of the picture stories and excercise pages of Before We Read. He then became dean of the college of education at the University and eventually was chairperson of its teacher preparation committee Fun with Dick and Jane.