We've Got Talent

Word Up Orange Unit 1

This song includes fourth grade vocabulary words that students are likely to encounter on state tests. It teaches the following words: capable, develop, disclose, extraordinary, invisible, manufacture, master, mature, practice and variety. The kids in this song share their unique set of talents, or dare we say, superpowers!


Now I don’t know why, but, um, this year,
Every kid in my class is, like, kind of weird.
Each one is extraordinary, one of a kind,
And when we show our talents, we’ll be blowing your mind.
First up, there’s a girl named Fanisha W,
She can make her tongue look like a W.
She said it took a lot of practice, again and again,
She did the same thing, and I’d give it a "10."
Now I must disclose and tell you a secret,
That Peter Secrist has a nose that he can eat with.
He can put his nose in a cup of juice,
And slurp it up quick, like it was nothing new.
Now Kato is capable and able to cut through a table,
Using nothing more than his pinkie.
He goes, "Hi-ya!" and the table’s in half,
He’s like a ninja, yeah, but he’s only eight and a half.
Casper is one of the best, a master at talking,
But not to humans; no, he’s squawking.
He talks to birds, chats with the pigeons,
Like, "Hdroo-hdroo," so with the pigeons he’s chilling.

We’re extraordinary…
We’ve got talent, uh-huh!

Now our teacher, Ms. Leemer, likes to be sure
That we don’t show off too much.
But I’ve seen her turn into a lizard. "A lizard?"
Yes, I swear she’s some kind of witch or wizard.
Murs acts like an adult, real mature,
But he’s the youngest guy in our grade for sure.
He’s developed and brought about a new machine,
It makes and manufactures a super bean.
If you eat this bean you disappear,
I mean you’re invisible; no one can see you there.
So you can wander through the town like a ghost,
Stealing licks off of other people’s ice cream cones.
Liz wrote a whole book in the fourth grade,
It became a best seller by the fourth day.
Don’t forget Jorge, who built a whole horse,
Out of forks and spoons and some knives, of course.
We have a variety of talents, a whole bunch,
And none are the same; they’re all different ones.
So, yeah, we’ve got talent and it’s really ill,
But, hey, you never know someone’s hidden skills.

We’re extraordinary…
We’ve got talent, uh-huh!

Ever wish you had a superpower or an amazing talent? What would it be? The rapper in this song talks about all the different kids in his class. Let's just say they have some very special talents.

You'll learn these words: capable, develop, disclose, extraordinary, invisible, manufacture, master, mature, practice, variety.
extraordinary (adj)
More than what is normal or regular; amazing.
You might be good at playing the piano, but this one dude named Mozart was extraordinary.
practice (noun)
An event where you do something again and again to get better at it.
I love playing in basketball games, but I hate basketball practice.
(verb) To say or do over and over in order to get better at something.
Sean practiced rhyming every day in the hopes of someday becoming a great rapper.
disclose (verb)
To make known.
The cop said he would never disclose the name of the undercover agent who had helped him arrest the gang.
capable (adj)
Able to do things well; skilled.
Rosie the Riveter showed women how capable they could be during World War II.
master (noun)
A person who has power over something; or someone who is very skilled.
Monet was a master at painting, which is why he is so famous.
(adj) Main; most important; or being like a master.
A master CD is the high-quality disk you make copies from.
mature (adj)
Fully grown, or behaving like an adult.
Kiki is the opposite of mature: She acts like a baby all the time.
(verb) To become fully grown or developed.
A little sapling will one day mature into a giant tree.
develop (verb)
To go through a process of growth.
As Marley got older, she developed a taste for spinach.
manufacture (verb)
To make something, often using a machine; to make up.
The factory manufactured light bulbs.
invisible (adj)
Unable to be seen.
Nate heard that pouring pickle juice all over your body would make you invisible, but it didn't work.
variety (noun)
1. A number of different forms or types.
We had a variety of different doughnuts to choose from at the bakery.
2. Change; lack of sameness.
I don't want to live the same life every day-I need variety.
Each kid in the boy's class is _____.
What can Fanisha make her tongue look like?
A "W"
What is Kato capable of doing?
Cutting through a table
What is Casper a master at?
What are you if nobody can see you?

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