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PBS (ended 2001)

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Following an Orientation program, Wally "Famous" Amos guided viewers through the five-part Reading series. Basic concepts such as fact vs. opinion, satire, parody, emphasis, figurative language, and repetition were covered, as was map and table reading. Interspersed through the programs were reading passages and short quizzes on what was just read. The six-part Science series, hosted by Pamela Lewis, spanned biology, chemistry, and physics. Interspersed through the programs were reading passages and short quizzes on what was just read. The Social Studies series covered American history through five programs. It made use of reading passages as well as timelines and tables. The ten-part Writing series (identified as Write Right) were produced by Mississippi Public Broadcasting. In these programs, Traber Burns played Arthur, a textbook author who gave casual writing instructions to Sonya, an Eastern European immigrant, and Freddy, her co-worker at the Lacy's Department Store. In the course of these shows, writing skills are introduced, then used to build on good writing. The 15-part Math series (entitled Adult Math) were produced earlier than any of the other programs. These centered around Frank Hall, who was returning to an adult education center to help students improve mathematical skills. Starting with fractions, the class applied the principles of mathematics to understand proportions, decimals, percentages, and the first light into algebra, geometry, and converting measurements. The 43-part GED on TV series wrapped up with a program on taking the GED test itself: the format of the test and how to prepare for it.moreless
Freda Foh Shen

Freda Foh Shen

Martha Proctor, in Math programs

Traber Burns

Traber Burns

Arthur, in Writing programs

Wally Amos

Wally Amos

Host, of Reading programs

Monte Priddy

Monte Priddy

Bill Pendle, in Math programs

Renato Powell

Renato Powell

Mrs. Virginia Johnson, in Writing programs

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