William Steig's Caldecott winner, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble is a classic story for younger readers.
This activity is a one-page, close-reading worksheet. The activity includes a quick review section (setting, author's purpose, genre), a section on story events, and a close reading activity. The close reading activity asks students to use evidence from text to support a statement about the characters or events from the story. Using evidence from text is a must when teaching with common core.