Moment of nostalgia

The Lambda Pi chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international society of women educators, experienced a moment of nostalgia at a recent meeting when chapter member Helen Price displayed her collection of the Dick and Jane reading series. Mrs. Price, a former first grade teacher, reviewed the advent of modern developmental reading programs with a focus on this popular series which were introduced in the early 1930s and continued in use into the 1970s. This series emphasized the “whole word” approach to teaching reading rather than the exclusive use of phonics. Courtesy photo