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.

Using a Timeline

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Week 1 Reading Comprehension (B-1). A reading passage and questions about using timelines to help understand history. Cross-Curricular Focus: History / Social Sciences.

The Pitch and Volume of Sound

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Week 2 Reading Comprehension (B-2). A reading segment and comprehension questions about pitch and volume. Cross-Curricular Focus: Physical Science.

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.

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.

Push and Pull

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Week 5 Reading Comprehension (B-5). Reading passage and questions about force, energy, and strength. Cross-Curricular Focus: Physical Science.

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.

Using Land in Different Ways

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Week 7 Reading Comprehension (B-7). A short passage and related questions about rural, urban, and suburban communities. Cross-Curricular Focus: History / Social Sciences.

Cause & Effect

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

What is Gravity?

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Week 9 Reading Comprehension (B-9). A brief passage and questions about the affects of gravity. Cross-Curricular Focus: Physical Science.

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.

The Rock Cycle

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Week 11 Reading Comprehension (B-11). A passage about stages of the rock cycle. Cross-Curricular Focus: Earth Science.

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.

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.

Solids, Liquids, & Gases

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Week 14 Reading Comprehension (B-14). A brief passage and questions about the different forms of matter. Cross-Curricular Focus: Physical Science.

The Scientific Method

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Week 15 Reading Comprehension (B-15). Reading segment and questions about using the scientific method in experiments. Cross-Curricular Focus: Science Investigations.

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.

Step by Step Instructions

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Week 17 Reading Comprehension (B-17). A short passage and questions about writing instructions for your science fair project. Cross-Curricular Focus: Science Investigations.

Using Arrays for Multiplication

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Week 18 Reading Comprehension (B-18). A brief definition and explanation of how to use arrays in mathematics. Cross-Curricular Focus: Mathematics.

Repeated Subtraction is Division

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Week 19 Reading Comprehension (B-19). A brief explanation of division and how it relates to subtraction. Cross-Curricular Focus: Mathematics.

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.