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Grade 2 Reading Comprehension Exercises

Comprehension exercises for second grade

These worksheets introduce basic comprehension concepts and skills such as identifying the main ideas of a text and their supporting details, relating cause and effect, making predictions based on what has been read and distinguishing between fact and fiction and between fact and opinion. Some students will need help in reading the texts and exercises.  Completing these comprehension exercises (with or without assistance) will help improve literacy skills.

Main ideas & details:  what is the text mostly about?

Sequencing:  put events in logical order

Story elements:  identify the beginnings, a middle and endings of stories

Conclusions & inferences:  what is "probably true" based on a short text

Cause and effect worksheets:  linking causes and effects

Fact vs fiction:  are these sentences expressing a fact or fiction?

Fact vs opinion:  classify sentences from a text as fact or opinion.

Prediction worksheets:  predicting what will be in a book based on its title

Sample grade 2 reading comprehension exercises

Sample grade 2 reading comprehension exercises

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