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Grade 2 Reading Passages Worksheets - Original Stories and Public Texts

Our collection of informational stories and other non-fiction texts combine high-interest reading passages with questions designed to build reading comprehension skills. Passage topics cover a range of subjects including animals, how-to, occupations, science, and sports. Questions cover a range of skills, including identifying main idea, determining the author's purpose, summarizing, making inferences, identifying cause/effect, analyzing text features, using context clues, and finding support in a passage. The high-interest passages will help get kids excited about reading, while the questions accompanying each passage will help kids improve their reading comprehension skills.

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Passage Name Grade Lexile Word Count Skill/Strategy Text Type
Summer Sun Poem 2 390L 77 Drawing Conclusions Fiction
Dolphins Have Feelings, Too! 2 460L 137 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Bigfoot 2 480L 216 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Yawning 2 500L 237 Cause and Effect Original, Informational
The Helpful Leprechaun 2 550L 232 Multi-Skill Fiction
April Fool's Day 2 570L 836 Multi-Skill Fiction
Fortune Cookies 2 570L 244 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
The Leaning Tower of Pisa 2 590L 396 Cause and Effect Original, Informational
Can You Fry an Egg on the Sidewalk? 2 600L 230 Cause and Effect Original, Informational
Loch Ness Monster 2 640L 182 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Treehouse Living 2 670L 344 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
The Great Wall of China 2 710L 305 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
French Words in Cooking 2 720L 225 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
How Do Fish Breathe? 2 720L 202 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
The Great Pyramid of Giza 2 720L 323 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Tiny Houses 2 730L 394 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Dimes 2 740L 322 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Ostriches 2 740L 315 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
What is a Nurse? 2 740L 279 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Avocados 2 750L 178 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
What is a Mechanic? 2 750L 258 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Competitive Swimming 2 760L 269 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
How to Make Pancakes 2 760L 177 Text Structure Original, Informational
What is a Bodyguard? 2 770L 250 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Giraffes 2 780L 266 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
How to Make a Birthday Cake 2 780L 282 Text Structure Original, Informational
Speed Skating 2 780L 312 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Black Holes 2 790L 331 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
What is a Director? 2 790L 175 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
The Biggest Hotel in the World 2 800L 318 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Sharks 2 810L 325 Main Idea Original, Informational
The Statue of Zeus 2 810L 326 Main Idea Original, Informational
The Fuzzy Caterpillar 2 880L 863 Multi-Skill Fiction
The Kitchen Encyclopedia Index 2 N/A 83 Text Structure Original, Informational