I am an avid fan of ReadWorks passages for my students. You can find these passages on www.readworks.org: The Floating Classroom, A Trip to Argentina, Maggie and the Mission, and A Funny Old Ballpark.
These questions correspond with extended common core state standards for 6-8, as well as third and fourth-grade common core state standards for the general population. Each question set comes with one characterization question, one question incorporating textual evidence, two inferential questions, one question about theme, and one question where students can use creative thinking to create a one-sentence "sequel" to the story. On page two, students are practicing sequential and retell skills of identifying major plot elements in the story.