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2nd Grade Reading Passages

Below you'll find 2nd grade reading comprehension passages along with questions and answers and vocabulary activities. These printable, elementary school worksheet activities include short story excerpts,  passages from popular books as well as high-interest information topics.

(242) Results for 2nd Grade Reading Passages

A Week of Birthdays

by Mother Goose from The Real Mother Goose

English-speaking children have grown up with Mother ...

56 Words, K-2nd Grades, Context Clues, Summary

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

by Mother Goose from The Real Mother Goose

Mother Goose nursery rhymes have been used for many ...

58 Words, K-2nd Grades, Rhythm & Rhyme, Summary

Going to St. Ives

by Mother Goose from The Real Mother Goose

This classic Mother Goose nursery rhyme comes from a...

71 Words, 1st-2nd Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Old King Cole

by Mother Goose from The Real Mother Goose

The beloved Mother Goose nursery rhymes have been ar...

74 Words, K-2nd Grades, Figurative Language, Rhythm & Rhyme, Summary

The House That Jack Built

by Mother Goose from The Real Mother Goose

For hundreds of years, children have been delighted ...

400 Words, K-2nd Grades, Rhythm & Rhyme, Summary

Sing a Song of Sixpence

by Mother Goose from The Real Mother Goose

Many generations of English-speaking children have g...

84 Words, K-2nd Grades, Context Clues, Summary

Hansel and Grethel, Part 2

by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm from Grimm's Fairy Stories

Part 2 passage: This is the conclusion of the classi...

1,404 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 740L - 1050L, Summary

Hansel and Grethel, Part 1

by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm from Grimm's Fairy Stories

Part 1 passage: The Brothers Grimm’s fairy tale “Han...

1,446 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 740L - 1050L, Character Traits, Context Clues, Story Elements, Summary

The Princess and the Pea

by Hans Christian Andersen from Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales, Second Series

Can a princess really feel a pea under a mountain of...

391 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Fact and Opinion, Figurative Language, Summary, Theme

The Story of the Three Bears

by L. Leslie Brooke from The Golden Goose Book

“The Three Bears” is a classic fairy tale that has b...

1,190 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Context Clues, Story Elements, Summary, Theme