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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 Snowman and the Dog

Snowman awakens to a winter wonderland. When he sees the flickering light of a nearby fire, he wants more than anything to go t...

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

The Wedding Procession of the Rag Doll and the Broom Handle

by Carl Sandburg from The Rootabaga Stories

"The Rootabaga Stories" is a collection of short sto...

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

The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Beginning

by Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen was a famous Danish writer. ...

317 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 740L - 1050L, Story Elements

In the Attic

by Frances Hogsdon Burnett from A Little Princess

Chapter VIII passage: Frances Hogsdon Burnett wrote ...

346 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Character Traits, Summary

The Willful Little Breeze

by Thornton Burgess from Old Mother West Wind

Thornton Burgess loved nature and liked to write abo...

379 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 740L - 1050L, Character Traits, Story Elements, Summary

The Little Mermaid and Her Sisters

by Hans Christian Andersen from The Little Mermaid

Hans Christian Andersen was a famous Danish writer o...

575 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Compare and Contrast, Story Elements, Summary

A Good Place to Hide

An escaped hamster is the focus of this passage. Students will read a story about the search for this wily pet and answer quest...

253 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Context Clues, Story Elements, Summary

A Box of Colors

by RV staff writer

Students will read a passage about the invention of ...

244 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Main / Central Idea, Summary

We Will Not Have Fun!

by RV staff writer

Children will read a story about a girl who learns t...

225 Words, 1st-2nd Grades, 0 - 410L, Main / Central Idea, Story Elements, Summary, Theme

From Tree to You

Students will read a nonfiction passage to learn where oranges come from and the process of turning oranges into juice. Student...

223 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Main / Central Idea, Summary