2nd Grade CCSS: Reading: Literature

For second graders, this Common Core area helps students gain mastery of the deeper tasks involved in reading a fictional text like a storybook or poem. No matter what they are reading, the standards require students to increase the complexity in the texts they read and deepen their understanding of the connections within and between texts. Among the complete standards for this grade, second graders will be asked to: recount stories from diverse cultures, understand how alliteration, rhyme and repeated lines work in stories, songs and poems, understand basic story structure and illustrations, recognize how characters react to events in stories and the different points of view and voice among characters, read grade appropriate literature.

Aesop: Put the Events in Order

Aesop was a Greek writer who wrote stories called fables. A fable is a story that gives a lesson at the end. Students read through a fable and put the events in order.

Christmas Acrostic Poem Activity

See what your students come up with when you hand out this worksheet and have them write an acrostic poem about Christmas.

Classic Literature: The Rootabaga Stories

This classic literature set focuses on The Rootabaga Stories which was written by Carl Sandburg in 1922. The set includes several different worksheets that help students practice reading comprehension skills, vocabulary and more.

Draw the Character: The Kitten

Learning how to describe characters can be fun. In this activity, students will read a short paragragh and then draw a picture that matches the description.

Draw the Character: The Man in the Room

This activity asks students to read a paragraph about a man in the room. They will then try to draw the character using the information from the paragraph.

Earth Day Acrostic Poem

A fun acrostic poem using the word, “earth”. An engaging activity for students in the early elementary grades.

Fourth of July Acrostic Poem

Bring some fun into the classroom with this Acrostic Poem activity for the Fourth of July!

Plot Actions Helper

Starting at the top of the castle, students write the first action in the story. Below that they write the second action, then the third, and then the fourth.

Spring Acrostic Poem

Students practice their creativity with this fun acrostic poem using the word “SPRING”.

Thanksgiving Acrostic Poem

T is for thankful. H is for helping. Print out this free worksheet for your students! Have them write their own acrostic poem using the word THANKS.

Who Is a Character?

In this activity, students read the sentence and then circle the word that describes the character.

Write an Acrostic Poem

This acrostic poem worksheet will introduce your youngster to poetry!

A Child’s Garden of Verses: The Moon

Studying certain authors is a great way to understand the different kinds of writings. Robert Louis Stevenson was one of the most versatile writers. In this free worksheet, students will learn about his writing The Moon. When you print it out, they will also be able to complete the activities to go along with it.

Adjectives and Alliteration

Alliteration is where two or more words start with the same sound. Here is an example: a happy house. In this Parts of Speech Workheet, students will be asked to change an adjective or noun in each phrase in order to make the phrase an alliteration. This activity is easy to print for both in home or classroom use!

Alliteration Adventure

This worksheet is all about alliteration. Students write a list of words for a specific letter, then write three sentences using the words on the list.