Fun Explaining Things
(written using the ten-hundred most used words in the language)
I don’t know a lot about you. I don’t know what you teach, or what you think about your teaching. I also don’t know what you think about the people you teach. I can tell you a bit about me: I teach very bright young people about the world and the tiniest parts of things that make up the world. I really like my job, and I like good ideas about my job. This is about one good idea about my job that I want to share with you.
I just got a new book. The book is called “Thing Explainer”, and it was made by a man who also wrote another book that I like. He also has a computer-place that I like to go to where he puts pictures. What the man has done for his new book is to take very interesting things and explain them using only the ten-hundred most used words in our language. The man says that he thinks that using only simple words to write about interesting things makes you think about what the things do and how they work, instead of thinking about the big words that the people who study interesting things use when they talk and write about them, which can be confusing. He has also put in very nice drawings of the things that he is explaining.
I think this is a great book. I also think that the way that this book has been made will be great for the very bright young people that I teach about the world. The very bright young people that I teach about the world can get confused by the big words that are used by the people who study the important things that they are learning about. I know this because sometimes, the very bright young people tell me. I also know this because sometimes when I read the words that the very bright young people write to me about the important things that I teach them, they show me that they are confused about the big words that we use.
So I made something to help the very bright young people that I teach try to use the way that was used to write “Thing Explainer”. I used the computer to put this thing in a place where I can share it with other people, too. You can find it here if you would like to use it, or change it around for an idea of your own. One thing that can help is that the man who wrote the book made a computer-place where you can see if your writing follows the same way of writing that the man used when he wrote the book. Words that aren’t part of the ten-hundred most used words in our language will show up colored red. I used it to write what you are reading right now.
I think that this idea is going to be very good for the very bright young people that I teach. I also think that it might be very good for very bright young people who are learning other things, too. I would be very interested to see if anyone who reads this decides to use this idea to teach other things like the study of the language that we all use, or the study of the people who lived on Earth before us, or even the study of the pictures people make. Please share this with anyone that you think would be interested in these things. Thank you for reading.