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NIS PYP Learning Hub: Word Choice

A place where all PYP students can come and find resources for their UOI, learn about basic research skills, and become better learners.

Six + 1 Traits- Word Choice

Word Choice

Using Similes Choosing strong descriptive language through the use of similes.

Sparse and Succinct

Sparse and Succinct When the author carefully selects words and creates short, succinct sentences.

Picture Books- Word Choice

Picture Books- Word Choice

Definition

Word Choice is the use of rich, colorful, precise language that communicates not just in a functional way, but in a way that moves and enlightens the reader. In descriptive writing, strong Word Choice resulting in imagery, especially sensory, show-me writing, clarifies and expands Ideas. In persuasive writing, purposeful Word Choice moves the reader to a new vision of ideas. In all modes of writing figurative language such as metaphors, similes and analogies articulate, enhance, and enrich the content. Strong Word Choice is characterized not so much by an exceptional vocabulary chosen to impress the reader, but more by the skill to use everyday words well.

From Education Northwest Website: http://educationnorthwest.org/traits/trait-definitions