Teachers can practice listening and story comprehension by reading aloud these favorite stories and having students complete 3 basic worksheets. Or, higher-level students can read the book independently or in partnerships to differentiate instruction and meet enrichment needs. 1 worksheet each for the stories: Doctor Desoto by William Steig, The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle, and Stone Soup by Marcia Brown. Short answer and short response questions cover topics such as story elements, vocabulary/describing words, major events/lessons, inferring, predicting, summarizing, etc. Meets CCLS 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3: Ask and answer questions, recount stories, fables, and folktales from diverse cultures, describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges. Can be edited to meet your needs and grade level.