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Voice is one of the traits of quality writing. The lyrics for this song were pulled from a scoring rubric describing advanced proficiency in the writing trait of voice. Check out the music video at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKeq5ICmVHo

lyrics

Voice! Think of who is gonna read this
How shall I sound so the reader best can heed this?
It needs to sound committed, engaging, and sincere
Expressing my own self like, like I’ve got something I want you to hear!
You in particular, the audience in mind
A different audience would bring a voice of a different kind
And I communicate, and bring my topic to life
With honesty, conviction, and humor for some spice
And it's original. This comes from me myself
Voice is not from someone else's book up on a shelf!

How do you want your readers to feel?
Show some interest in the topic and let it seem real!
Your voice gives your writing personality and spice
If it sounds like you, you know you’ve got it just right!

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from Word Up! Rockin' the Six Traits of Writing, released August 21, 2012
Bryan Reed: music, lyrics, and vocals
Luciano Valle Torres: music

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