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Table 3B.

Specific details that participants identified as differences between the two accounts, including their frequency of appearance in participants’ responses (N = 25 participants), the code assigned to account for the difference, and a quote that best exemplified the similarity for each.

Item 2: Compare and contrast the account of the butterfly life cycle provided by National Geographic with the account in The Very Hungry Caterpillar. How are they different? 
% Detail Exemplar 
60 Timelines “National Geographic video went into detail about time in each stage” 
28 Number of eggs laid “National begins by talking about the butterfly laying up to 200 eggs” 
28 Life span “live 10× longer than parents” 
16 Reason that caterpillar gorged on food “explains why it eats, why it needs to (migration /build up nutrients)” 
12 Metamorphosis “uses silk, dissolves into a bag of nutrient rich goo” 
Egg laying “Female lays eggs one by one in Nat Geo” 
Location “[NG] mentions locations” 
Gender “NG talked about gender” 
Vocabulary “Uses larger vocabulary such as larva” 
Habitat selection “Eggs are laid on milkweed to have food at the ready” 
Item 2: Compare and contrast the account of the butterfly life cycle provided by National Geographic with the account in The Very Hungry Caterpillar. How are they different? 
% Detail Exemplar 
60 Timelines “National Geographic video went into detail about time in each stage” 
28 Number of eggs laid “National begins by talking about the butterfly laying up to 200 eggs” 
28 Life span “live 10× longer than parents” 
16 Reason that caterpillar gorged on food “explains why it eats, why it needs to (migration /build up nutrients)” 
12 Metamorphosis “uses silk, dissolves into a bag of nutrient rich goo” 
Egg laying “Female lays eggs one by one in Nat Geo” 
Location “[NG] mentions locations” 
Gender “NG talked about gender” 
Vocabulary “Uses larger vocabulary such as larva” 
Habitat selection “Eggs are laid on milkweed to have food at the ready” 
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