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Second Grade (Grade 2) Reading Strategies Questions

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Grade 2 Main Idea
The main idea is the meaning of a passage. Many times it is a sentence in the passage.

The Earth goes around the sun. In winter, our part of the Earth is farther away from the sun. It is very cold and it stays darker longer. In the summer, our part of the Earth is closer to the sun. Then it is very warm.

What is the main idea of this story?
  1. The earth moves around the sun.
  2. It is cold in the winter.
  3. It is darker in the winter.
  4. It is warm in the summer.
Grade 2 Main Idea
Bats are different from many other animals. They are the only mammal that can fly. Some bats live in trees. Most bats live in caves or in attics. They only come out at night. When they are resting they hang upside down. Bats are very interesting animals.

What is this mostly about?
  1. Most bats lives in caves or attics.
  2. Bats can fly.
  3. Bats only come out at night.
  4. Bats are interesting animals.
Grade 2 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
Katie and Josephine were waiting on the sidewalk. They looked up at the sky. Katie put on her raincoat. Josephine pulled up her hood. The bus came. They got in fast.

What were the girls doing?
  1. playing football
  2. waiting for the bus
  3. waiting for the train
  4. standing in the rain
Grade 2 Main Idea
Hiking is a great way for you to have fun. All you need is a good pair of shoes. You can hike in many places, such as the woods or a valley. You can walk for a long or short time. Hiking is even better if you go with your friends.

What is the main idea of this story?
  1. You need good hiking shoes.
  2. You will have a good time hiking.
  3. Hikes can be long or short.
  4. You can hike in the woods.
Grade 2 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
Dawn had a part in the school play. She had to wear a costume. First, she put on a gray suit with a long tail. Then, she painted a pink circle on her nose. A pair of big gray ears finished the costume. It was time for her part. She walked onto the stage. A boy dressed like a cat crawled toward her. She grabbed a piece of cheese and ran. She was faster than the cat. Everyone laughed and laughed.

Why did Dawn wear a costume?
  1. She was going to a party.
  2. She was playing with friends.
  3. She was in a school play.
  4. She liked to dress up.
Grade 2 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.2.2
Read the sentences. Choose the sentence that fits with the topic.

There are plays in the summer. People bring their chairs and watch.
  1. People buy the artists' work.
  2. The plays are at night.
Grade 2 Cause and Effect
Knowing what happened (the effect) and what made it happen (the cause) helps you to understand what you read.

Jill could not run very fast. She could never win a race. She wanted to do better. So, every day after school she practiced running. After a while she ran faster and faster. When Jill ran in the next race, she won and was very happy!

Why couldn't Jill win a race at first?
  1. She was not happy.
  2. Jill ran in too many races.
  3. She was not a fast runner.
  4. Jill wanted to run fast.
Grade 2 Alliteration CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.2.4
"Peter Piper picked a pack of pickled peppers" is an example of...
  1. personification
  2. simile
  3. rhyme
  4. alliteration
Grade 2 Cause and Effect

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What did Josh find at the door?
  1. a box
  2. a puppy
  3. his grandma
  4. his best friend
Grade 2 Cause and Effect

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What caused Josh's mood to start to change?
  1. The sun came out.
  2. He heard a noise at the door.
  3. His dad played a game with him.
  4. He smelled cookies baking in the kitchen.
Grade 2 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.2.2
At the store we use coupons to save money. Coupons may come in the mail. Sometimes they are in the newspaper. You can get them in the store's ad, too. Usually you need to cut the coupon out.

What is the main idea of the passage?
  1. Coupons save money.
  2. Coupons can be found in different places.
  3. You must cut coupons out of the ad.
  4. You may find a coupon at the store.
Grade 2 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.2.1
Jill is rocking back and forth. The waves are very big. She gets splashed in the face! Where is Jill located?
  1. She is on the playground.
  2. She is on an amusement park ride.
  3. She is on a boat.
  4. She is learning at school.
Grade 2 Main Idea
Lisa went to a farm. There were animals on the farm. She liked the chickens and horses. She also liked the cows and kittens. Lisa would like to live on a farm.

What is the main idea?
  1. Lisa worked on a farm.
  2. Lisa lives in the city.
  3. Lisa liked the farm.
  4. Lisa visited her grandfather's farm.
Grade 2 Fact and Opinion
Is it a fact or an opinion?

Pandas are cuter than koalas.
  1. fact
  2. opinion
Grade 2 Fact and Opinion
Is it a fact or an opinion?

Aluminum cans can be recycled.
  1. fact
  2. opinion
Grade 2 Fact and Opinion
Is it a fact or an opinion?

Bees help pollinate apple flowers called blossoms.
  1. fact
  2. opinion
Grade 2 Fact and Opinion
Which of these statements is a fact?
  1. Storytelling is more fun than hiking.
  2. Acting is harder to do than painting.
  3. Dancing and reading are kinds of hobbies.
  4. Reading is more fun than painting.
Grade 2 Fact and Opinion
Which of these statements is a fact?
  1. A hobby is something you do in your free time.
  2. Some hobbies are better than others.
  3. Basketball is more fun than baseball.
  4. Painting is more fun than dancing.
Grade 2 Fact and Opinion
Is it a fact or an opinion?

I would like to work with pandas when I grow up.
  1. fact
  2. opinion
Grade 2 Fact and Opinion
Is it a fact or an opinion?

Pandas live the forests of China.
  1. fact
  2. opinion
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