Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig is a fun story that is rich with opportunities for comprehension practice. This worksheet includes three skills from the story: sequence, reality and fantasy, and character traits. It will work great as an end-of-story comprehension check or a cooperative activity for practicing skills.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.