Writer's Realm

PBS (ended 1987)


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Writer's Realm is an educational series that originally aired on PBS from January 20, 1987 to May 5, 1987. It consists of 15 thirty-minute episodes with one episode aired each week. The series is specifically designed as a set of lessons on writing for students in grades 4 through 8. The series begins with an overview of using writing in everyday life and methods for selecting writing topics. The next episodes cover the resources available to writers, performing research and conducting interviews. The series also covers descriptive writing, visualizing details and organizing events. The next lessons deal with the use of language, word choices and writing engaging dialogue. The analysis of reader responses and interpretation of readers' needs are the next topics in this series. The next lesson covers techniques for embedding information in your writing. The last episode addresses proofreading. The series is directed by Scott Davis, written by Anne Jarrell-France and hosted by Morgan Duncan.