Reading Homework For Grade 2

2nd Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets

The 2nd grade reading comprehension activities below are coordinated with the 2nd grade spelling words curriculum on a week-to-week basis, so both can be used together as part of a comprehensive program, or each part can be used separately. The printable worksheets include second grade appropriate reading passages and related questions. Each worksheet (as well as the spelling words) also includes a cross-curricular focus on earth science, reasoning, study skills, visual art, physical science, history, social sciences, mathematics and life sciences. This allows students to build their reading comprehension skills and reinforce knowledge in other subject areas. There are 36 weeks of second grade worksheets, following most standard school year calendars.

Be sure to check out all of our reading comprehension worksheets.

3-D: It’s not Just For Movies

Week 26 Reading Comprehension (B-26). A passage about dimensional objects like cubes and pyramids. Cross-Curricular Focus: Mathematics.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RI.2.1, RI.2.6, RI.3.1, RI.3.6

Cause & Effect

Week 8 Reading Comprehension (B-8). Reading comprehension passage about cause and effect. Cross-Curricular Focus: Reasoning Skills.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RI.2.1, RI.2.6, RI.3.1, RI.3.6

Color Shows Mood

Week 12 Reading Comprehension (B-12). A short passage and questions about how different colors affect us and mix together. Cross-Curricular Focus: Visual Arts.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RI.2.1, RI.2.6, RI.3.1, RI.3.6

Congruent Geometric Shapes

Week 27 Reading Comprehension (B-27). A short passage and related questions about shapes that are congruent. Cross-Curricular Focus: Mathematics.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RI.2.1, RI.2.6, RI.3.1, RI.3.6

Extending Patterns

Week 30 Reading Comprehension (B-30). Reading segment and questions about different types and uses of patterns. Cross-Curricular Focus: Mathematics.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RI.2.1, RI.2.6, RI.3.1, RI.3.6

Food is Our Fuel

Week 13 Reading Comprehension (B-13). Reading comprehension passage about the energy food provides. Cross-Curricular Focus: Life Science.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RI.2.1, RI.2.6, RI.3.1, RI.3.6

Fractions as Parts of a Whole

Week 21 Reading Comprehension (B-21). A passage and questions about fractions. Cross-Curricular Focus: Mathematics.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RI.2.1, RI.2.6, RI.3.1, RI.3.6

Have You Got the Time?

Week 24 Reading Comprehension (B-24). A brief passage and questions about the different divisions of time. Cross-Curricular Focus: Mathematics.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RI.2.1, RI.2.6, RI.3.1, RI.3.6

How Things Move

Week 3 Reading Comprehension (B-3). A comprehension passage about motion and measuring changes in position. Cross-Curricular Focus: Physical Science.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RI.2.1, RI.2.6, RI.3.1, RI.3.6

Identifying Geometric Solids

Week 28 Reading Comprehension (B-28). Reading comprehension passage about three-dimensional figures like cubes and cones. Cross-Curricular Focus: Mathematics.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RI.2.1, RI.2.6

Justify Your Answer

Week 31 Reading Comprehension (B-31). A passage about making sure your answers are reasonable. Cross-Curricular Focus: Reasoning Skills

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RI.2.1, RI.2.6

Limited Resources

Week 6 Reading Comprehension (B-6). A passage about earth’s limited natural resources. Cross-Curricular Focus: History / Social Sciences.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RI.2.1, RI.2.6, RI.3.1, RI.3.6

Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing

Week 34 Reading Comprehension (B-34). A brief passage about the elements of becoming good at language. Cross-Curricular Focus: Thinking Skills.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RI.2.1, RI.2.6, RI.3.1, RI.3.6

Making Connections to Text

Week 33 Reading Comprehension (B-33). Reading comprehension passage about connecting to text in different ways. Cross-Curricular Focus: Thinking Skills.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RI.2.1, RI.2.6, RI.3.1, RI.3.6

Many Ways to Measure

Week 10 Reading Comprehension (B-10). Reading segment and questions about measuring height, weight, and temperature. Cross-Curricular Focus: Mathematics.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RI.2.1, RI.2.6, RI.3.1, RI.3.6

Microscopes Magnify Things

Week 16 Reading Comprehension (B-16). A passage and questions about the origin and use of microscopes. Cross-Curricular Focus: Science Investigations.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RI.2.1, RI.2.6, RI.3.1, RI.3.6

Money, Money, Everywhere!

Week 20 Reading Comprehension (B-20). Reading segment and questions about the use of money. Cross-Curricular Focus: Mathematics.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RI.2.1, RI.2.6, RI.3.1, RI.3.6

Narrative or Expository?

Week 35 Reading Comprehension (B-35). Reading segment about the difference between narrative and expository text. Cross-Curricular Focus: Study Skills.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RI.2.1, RI.2.6, RI.3.1, RI.3.6

Plant Life Cycles

Week 4 Reading Comprehension (B-4). A passage and related questions about plant life cycles. Cross-Curricular Focus: Life Science.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RI.2.1, RI.2.6, RI.3.1, RI.3.6

Poetry Uses Rhyme

Week 22 Reading Comprehension (B-22). A short passage and related questions about the use of rhyming in poetry. Cross-Curricular Focus: ELA Genre Structure.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RI.2.1, RI.2.6, RI.3.1, RI.3.6

Grade 2 Reading Comprehension

Use these free, printable worksheets to practice and improve reading comprehension, vocabulary and writing.  Each worksheet includes a short fiction or non-fiction passage followed by some questions.  These worksheets are at a 2nd grade level. 

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Reading Worksheets - Leveled

These grade 2 reading comprehension worksheets are taken from a series of leveled reading workbooks ranging in difficulty from A to Z, according to the Fountas and Pinnell grading system.  The full workbooks are available for download from our bookstore from only $2.49 / book.

More Reading Worksheets

Each fiction passage or poem is followed by 4 questions.  Most passages are 150-200 words long.  Questions ask the students to recall what they have read.  Space is provided for written answers, or the child may just verbalize an answer to his parent or tutor.

Alien Money  Fiction, 260 words

Cardboard Town  Fiction, 287 words

Playing Catch    Fiction, 154 words

Going to the Movies     Fiction, 150 words

Dave and Grant Love Kayaking     Fiction, 155 words

Changes   Non-fiction, 181 words

The Clean Park     Fiction, 200 words

Don't Give Up     Poem, 94 words

The Camping Trip     Fiction, 195 words

Fire Alarm   Non-fiction, 203 words

Giving  Fiction, 314 words

Guitar or Ballet?     Fiction, 200 words

Going to the LIbrary     Non-fiction, 190 words

How to Draw a Shark  Non-fiction, 245 words

Pen Pals  Fiction, 297 words

Playground   Fiction, 164 words

Sharks   Non-fiction, 149 words

Springtime Tadpoles     Fiction, 190 words

Grandpa's Cooking     Fiction,  170 words

Race cars   Fiction, 215 words

The Washing Machine Box     Fiction, 170 words

Historical Reading Worksheets

Each historical passage or fable is followed by 4 questions.  The language level is aimed at beginning readers.  Questions for grade 2 students are focused on recalling information directly from the text.

John and Dick do Not Like Rats      Fiction, 140 words

A Big, White, Hen        Fiction, 245 words

Ten Little Cookies    Poem, 70 words

Little by Little    Fiction, 250 words

The Bomb    Fiction, 170 words

Moving On    Fiction, 400 words

The Coat     Fiction, 160 words

In Search of Flowers    Fiction, 115 words

Here is a Nest    Fiction, 150 words

Hide and Seek,    Fiction, 185 words

Pretty Fish,    Fiction, 160 words

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