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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

Summer Camp

by Elizabeth Trach

Claire is going to a sleep away summer camp for the ...

Why the Possum’s Tail Is Bare

by James Mooney from Myths of the Cherokee: Extract from the Nineteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology

Anthropologist and ethnologist James Mooney (1861-19...

524 Words, 1st-4th Grades, Character Traits, Summary, Theme

The Bride of the South

by James Mooney from Myths of the Cherokee: Extract from the Nineteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology

Born in 1861, James Mooney was an anthropologist/et...

247 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Context Clues, Summary, Theme

The Helpful Beaver

Brenda is a young beaver who wants to help her parents build a new lodge, but she is too small to cut down trees yet. Can Brend...

399 Words, 1st-2nd Grades, Character Traits, Summary, Theme

The Seagull

by Elizabeth Trach

A trip to the beach means seeing a seagull or two, b...

135 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Character Traits, Rhythm & Rhyme, Story Elements

The Climb

by Elizabeth Trach

Marco has wanted to climb the tall tree in his front...

391 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Context Clues, Story Elements, Theme

Robby Robin

by Elizabeth Trach

Robby Robin is a very friendly bird. He loves to sin...

401 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Context Clues, Summary, Theme

The Audition

by Elizabeth Trach

Nancy has always dreamed of being an actress, so she...

379 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Figurative Language, Summary

Daniel's First Trip to the Airport

by Elizabeth Trach

Daniel is very excited to ride an airplane for the f...

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

Wendy the Wasp

by Elizabeth Trach

Wendy the Wasp is always hungry. She loves to find d...

402 Words, 1st-2nd Grades, Character Traits, Summary