Oh no.......not Dick & Jane! I memorized this in school and thought I was the best reader. Hahahaha

Oh no.......not Dick & Jane! I memorized this in school and thought I was the best reader. Hahahaha

"Puff the cat" from "Dick and Jane", a popular basal reader written by William S. Gray

"Puff the cat" from "Dick and Jane", a popular basal reader written by William S. Gray

Vintage Dick and Jane book, Fun With Dick and Jane, 1956 Dick and Jane, classic Dick and Jane, retro story book, retro Dick and Jane book by LittleBeachDesigns on Etsy

Vintage Dick and Jane book, Fun With Dick and Jane, 1956 Dick and Jane, classic Dick and Jane, retro story book, retro Dick and Jane book

Vintage Dick and Jane book, Fun With Dick and Jane, 1956 Dick and Jane, classic Dick and Jane, retro story book, retro Dick and Jane book by LittleBeachDesigns on Etsy

Dick and Jane-Can't believe this is how we learned to read-in the 1st grade! What a wonderful picture.

Dick and Jane-Can't believe this is how we learned to read-in the 1st grade! What a wonderful picture.

Dick and Jane (1936). Elson-Gray Curriculum, Scott Foresman. First of the Elson pre-primers titled Dick and Jane. “The characters of Dick and Jane were introduced… in 1930 in what was then considered a radical new approach to teaching children how to read: the picture/text or “look-say” book. Dick, Jane, Sally, and Mother and Father were white, middle-class suburbanites in heartland America, the textbook equivalent of Norman Rockwell’s covers for The Saturday Evening Post…”  (Carla Williams)

Dick and Jane (1936). Elson-Gray Curriculum, Scott Foresman. First of the Elson pre-primers titled Dick and Jane. “The characters of Dick and Jane were introduced… in 1930 in what was then considered a radical new approach to teaching children how to read: the picture/text or “look-say” book. Dick, Jane, Sally, and Mother and Father were white, middle-class suburbanites in heartland America, the textbook equivalent of Norman Rockwell’s covers for The Saturday Evening Post…” (Carla Williams)

dick and jane books from the 1960s | These pages are from the Basic Reader “Fun with Dick and Jane”, by ...

Fun with Dick and Jane, part II, Animals

dick and jane books from the 1960s | These pages are from the Basic Reader “Fun with Dick and Jane”, by ...

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