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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

The Sleeping Beauty

by Watty Piper from Children's Hour with Red Riding Hood and Other Stories

There are many versions of the classic fairy tale, “...

372 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, 1300L +, Context Clues, Summary

Little Red Riding-hood

by Florence Holbrook from Dramatic Reader for Lower Grades

One of the most popular fairy tales of all time is “...

1,130 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Summary, Theme

The Story of the Three Little Pigs

by Joseph Jacobs from English Fairy Tales

Perhaps one of the most famous fairy tales of all ti...

974 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Story Elements, Summary

Jack and the Beanstalk: Part 2

by Joseph Jacobs from English Fairy Tales

Part 2 passage: When the gold he took from the ogre...

1,248 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Figurative Language, Story Elements

Jack and the Beanstalk: Part 1

by Joseph Jacobs from English Fairy Tales

Part 1 passage: “Jack and the Beanstalk” is a tradit...

1,356 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 740L - 1050L, Character Traits, Theme

Amur Tigers: Big Cats in Crisis

Students will read a passage about Amur tigers, also known as Siberian tigers, and learn about their status as an endangered sp...

427 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Louisa May Alcott’s First Book

Louisa May Alcott is most famous for her book “Little Women.” This passage tells of her family’s poverty and the writing of her...

379 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Summary

Pansy Takes a Trip

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Anika can’t wait to get on board for her first airpl...

1,193 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Summary

Abigail Smith Gets to Know John Adams

Abigail Smith liked John Adams. The feeling was mutual. But Abigail’s mother didn’t think the young country lawyer was good eno...

463 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Figurative Language, Summary

Bessie Blount Griffin: Inventor and Forensic Scientist

Bessie Blount Griffin was an inventor, nurse, physical therapist, and forensic scientist. She was the first African American wo...

443 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Main / Central Idea, Summary