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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

Alexander and the Jewels

Alexander knew there was treasure in the cave. Although it didn’t belong to him, he wanted it. With the help of his unwitting f...

576 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Compare and Contrast, Summary

The Rainy-Day Picnic

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Adam has been looking forward to a promised picnic a...

922 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Story Elements, Summary

Abraham Lincoln, the Inventor

Abraham Lincoln is well-known as the 16th President of the United States, but he was also an inventor. Abe loved tinkering and ...

520 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Context Clues, Summary

Jason and the Lion

Jason was kind. He thought of others and always wanted to help. This, however, got him in trouble with the King. Students will ...

603 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Compare and Contrast, Summary

The Oriole and the Snipe

Sandy is a brownish snipe, and Oliver is a bright orange oriole. They discover they have a lot of differences between them. The...

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

The Bedtime Pickle

by RV Staff Writer J. C.

It’s bedtime, but Jamie isn’t ready. He tries every...

553 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Figurative Language

Dottie’s Thanksgiving Dinner

by RV staff writer J.C.

Dottie the puppy has a great time sneaking food off ...

946 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Story Elements, Summary

Trick or Treat and the Purple Ghost

Marcus doesn’t know what to be for Halloween. In his excitement, he spills grape juice on his mother’s tablecloth. It’s ruined....

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

Spooky the Scaredy Cat

by RV staff writer J.C.

When a scaredy cat named Spooky goes walking on Hall...

576 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Compare and Contrast, Figurative Language, Summary

Going to the Zoo

by RV staff writer J.C.

A class trip to the zoo means Olivia sees many anima...

290 Words, 1st-2nd Grades, 420L - 730L, Point of View, Summary