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Word choice 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 word choice. Check out the music video at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVLkXDgeOAQ

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Word choice! Get the power of words!
Choose the right words! Choose the right words!
Word choice! Get the power of words!
Choose the right words! Choose the right words!

Word choice! Think richly. Think specifically
Think broadly. Think precisely. “Which words are gonna tickle me?”
Your reader has got to be wooed
And a writer does this by the language he can choose
It’s like, some words are worth a penny, and some are worth a dollar
It's like, the difference between, "She yelled," and "Boy, she hollered!"
One word may sound engaging while another one sounds trite
One word may be ordinary and another one's just right
You got to be striking, and learn to use variety
Sound like you’re intelligent but not like you are tryin' to be
Effectively paint a clear picture with your words
If you choose the right words, you know that you'll be heard

Word choice! Get the power of words!
Choose the right words! Choose the right words!
Word choice! Get the power of words!
Choose the right words! Choose the right words!
Word choice! Get the power of words!
Choose the right words! Choose the right words!

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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
Love Tyler, vocals

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