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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 Dragon’s Valentines

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Ember the Dragon burns every valentine she is given ...

527 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Context Clues, Summary

Michael, Tsar of Russia

Mikhail Fyodorovich Romanov was the founder of the Romanov dynasty in Russia. The dynasty was in power from 1613 to 1917. This ...

380 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Context Clues, Summary

Ahiga and the Monster Bear

Ahiga was a young, unassuming boy. Although he had magical powers, he hid it from his village until a monstrous bear threatene...

485 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Story Elements, Summary

Jack After the Beanstalk

What happened after Jack climbed the famous beanstalk and got his fortune? This story is a follow-up of the classic fairy tale ...

631 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Story Elements, Summary, Theme

Samantha and Tricky

Samantha and her cat, Tricky, are playing in the yard when a blinding light gives them the ability to understand each other. Th...

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

Cali Loses a Tooth

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Young Cali isn’t quite ready for her first tooth to ...

593 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Story Elements, Summary

Samuel and the Elf

Samuel chopped the wood and did all the manual labor for the family. It was expected of him, even though his axe was dull, and ...

391 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Theme

Clara Barton and the American Red Cross

Clara Barton was a fearless woman. Her desire to help Union soldiers during the Civil War led her to be known as the “Angel of ...

351 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary

African American Inventors: Granville T. Woods

by RV Staff Writer A.A.

Inventor Granville Woods overcame early obstacles to...

283 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Summary

African American Inventors: Lewis Latimer

by RV Staff Writer A.A.

African American inventor Lewis Latimer is the paten...

213 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Summary