The Power of Simple Words

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Eschew obfuscation! The message to writers in this short, humorous video is to choose simple, punchy language rather than supercilious, paunchy diction. After all, Dorothy does not say, “No coordinates exist like one’s domicile.”

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CCSS: Adaptable

  • Video is short, concise, and humorous
  • Access a short quiz to check for understanding by tapping the Think button
  • Dig Deeper provides links for further study
  • The resource provides an opportunity to flip the video: create your own multiple choice and/or open answer questions to check for understanding, add additional resources, or create a discussion question for an online open forum (requires free online registration)




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