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 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.

3-D: It’s not Just For Movies

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

Cause & Effect

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

Color Shows Mood

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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.

Congruent Geometric Shapes

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

Extending Patterns

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

Food is Our Fuel

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

Fractions as Parts of a Whole

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

Have You Got the Time?

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

How Things Move

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

Identifying Geometric Solids

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

Justify Your Answer

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

Limited Resources

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

Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing

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

Making Connections to Text

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

Many Ways to Measure

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

Microscopes Magnify Things

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

Money, Money, Everywhere!

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

Narrative or Expository?

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

Plant Life Cycles

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

Poetry Uses Rhyme

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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.