Second Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets

Grade 2 Reading Comprehension

Use these free, printable worksheets to practice and improve reading comprehension, vocabulary and writing.  Each worksheet includes a short fiction or non-fiction passage followed by some questions.  These worksheets are at a 2nd grade level. 

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Reading Worksheets - Leveled

These grade 2 reading comprehension worksheets are taken from a series of leveled reading workbooks ranging in difficulty from A to Z, according to the Fountas and Pinnell grading system.  The full workbooks are available for download from our bookstore from only $2.49 / book.

Free Worksheet Reading Level In store
Rhyming Animals
J Level J workbook
The Music Concert J Level J workbook
A Play: The Chief and the Thief
K Level K workbook
The Moon
K Level K workbook
The Great Sphinx Statue
L Level L workbook
Authors Tell Different Stories
L Level L workbook
Robert Fulton-Steamboat Inventor 
M Level M workbook
Fight for Equality:Thurgood Marshall
M Level M workbook

More Reading Worksheets

Each fiction passage or poem is followed by 4 questions.  Most passages are 150-200 words long.  Questions ask the students to recall what they have read.  Space is provided for written answers, or the child may just verbalize an answer to his parent or tutor.2nd grade reading comprehension worksheet

Playing Catch    Fiction, 154 words

Going to the Movies     Fiction, 150 words

Dave and Grant Love Kayaking     Fiction, 155 words

The Clean Park     Fiction, 200 words

Don't Give Up     Poem, 94 words

The Camping Trip     Fiction, 195 words

Guitar or Ballet?     Fiction, 200 words

Going to the LIbrary     Non-fiction, 190 words

Springtime Tadpoles     Fiction, 190 words

Grandpa's Cooking     Fiction,  170 words

The Washing Machine Box     Fiction, 170 words

Historical Reading Worksheets

Each historical passage or fable is followed by 4 questions.  The language level is aimed at beginning readers.  Questions for grade 2 students are focused on recalling information directly from the text.

John and Dick do Not Like Rats      Fiction, 140 words

A Big, White, Hen        Fiction, 245 words

Ten Little Cookies    Poem, 70 words

Little by Little    Fiction, 250 words

The Bomb    Fiction, 170 words

Moving On    Fiction, 400 words

The Coat     Fiction, 160 words

In Search of Flowers    Fiction, 115 words

Here is a Nest    Fiction, 150 words

Hide and Seek,    Fiction, 185 words

Pretty Fish,    Fiction, 160 words

Recommended Workbooks

Browse our bookstore where we sell downloadable workbooks. The workbooks contain both instruction and exercises, with answer keys, and are organized into short topical sections. Ideal for independent or parent led-studying, in our opinion.

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