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ERIC Number: EJ931375
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
The Warm Grass of the Great Meadow
Stringer, John
Primary Science Review, n84 p8-9 Sep-Oct 2004
As a primary science writer, the author finds writing the books for children far more satisfying than writing those for teachers. In the pupil books, one can speak directly to the child. Teacher notes are always interpreted by somebody else, but pupil books are not mediated by the teacher in the same way. Writing them offers particular challenges: to present complex concepts in simple language, for example. With teacher materials, one can assume a high reading age, but when writing for children the language must be kept direct. The sentences must be short, active, and engaging. In this article, the author scrabbles through the long grass of curriculum requirements to provide pupil books that engage and inspire. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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