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Table 6.

Aspects that participants identified as to how authors change ideas for children’s books and the reason for doing so.

Item 5: Write a brief paragraph that answers the following: How do storybooks, such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, change the ideas? Why would a writer do this? 
% Changed Ideas May Positively Affect Learning Outcomes Exemplar 
56 Simplify the science to make it easier to understand “It breaks down the process in more simplistic terms for young children to follow and comprehend.” 
48 Change ideas to make the story more interesting, relatable, or funny to children “The Very Hungry Caterpillar makes the story of a caterpillar’s life cycle much more interesting for a child to read. The writer changed the ideas so viewers could get a more entertaining, child-friendly version of a caterpillar’s life cycle.” 
Item 5: Write a brief paragraph that answers the following: How do storybooks, such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, change the ideas? Why would a writer do this? 
% Changed Ideas May Positively Affect Learning Outcomes Exemplar 
56 Simplify the science to make it easier to understand “It breaks down the process in more simplistic terms for young children to follow and comprehend.” 
48 Change ideas to make the story more interesting, relatable, or funny to children “The Very Hungry Caterpillar makes the story of a caterpillar’s life cycle much more interesting for a child to read. The writer changed the ideas so viewers could get a more entertaining, child-friendly version of a caterpillar’s life cycle.” 
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