The Pear Core is a series of stories based on difficult literary terms and each contains an abundance of examples of styles and terms. These are terms found in the English Language Arts Common core state standards and words your child should comprehend to excel on the yearly state testing. The following stories are written as concrete practice to aid in comprehension and understand. Each story has 3 comprehension questions, 3 vocabulary words, and a hands-on activity to reinforce the understanding of the following components:
7. Similes / metaphors
The Pear Core Stories was created by Irene Olson, a retired teacher of 28 year of teaching. Working primarily with special education students grades 4-6, she wanted to create a fun way to teach very difficult literary terms required in the common core state standards. The goal is to support fellow teachers, students and parents by providing these materials and enhancing student’s retention of these difficult terms. These stories are multilevel and provide enjoyment, comprehension, vocabulary, understanding of poetry terms, and enhance literary discussions.