RL.2.3 Worksheets

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.3

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"Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges."

These worksheets can help students practice this Common Core State Standards skill.

Worksheets

Cause & Effect: What's the Cause?
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Cause & Effect: What's the Cause?
Help your child become a more thoughtful reader and improve his reading comprehension by focusing on cause and effect.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Tall Tale Characters
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Tall Tale Characters
Think back to your favorite tall tale characters and talk with your little reader about the different traits that made them hyperbolic legends.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Character Trading Card
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Character Trading Card
Why do athletes get their own cards but not book characters? Change all that with this fun, reusable worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Compare the Characters
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Compare the Characters
Have your young reader describe and compare three of his favorite book characters in this triple-sided Venn diagram.
2nd grade
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Describe a Character
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Describe a Character
It's what's on the inside that counts! Your young reader can describe her favorite character, making sure to separate physical and personal traits.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Ant and the Grasshopper
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The Ant and the Grasshopper
The Ant and the Grasshopper is a fable that teaches kids the value of hard work. Kids will focus on comprehension and predictions in this worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Boy Who Cried Wolf Prediction and Comprehension
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The Boy Who Cried Wolf Prediction and Comprehension
This worksheet helps your child focus on prediction and comprehension in "The Boy Who Cried Wolf." Kids will read the classic fable and answer written prompts.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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"Somebody Wanted" Story Map
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"Somebody Wanted" Story Map
The "Somebody Wanted But So Then" reading strategy is a great way to help kids identify the key elements of a story. Students will use this easy format to begin summarizing a story of your choice in this fun treasure map-themed worksheet!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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"The Three Little Pigs" Character Study
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"The Three Little Pigs" Character Study
Give your young readers some practice building their reading comprehension skills with the beloved story of The Three Little Pigs! Students will consider protagonists, antagonists, and character dynamics with this version of the classic story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Character Changes
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Character Changes
Characters often change over the course of a story, and this worksheet will help young readers track and understand their development. Students can use this graphic organizer to consider various elements of a character's development throughout a story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Compare Characters
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Compare Characters
Being able to describe and compare character development is an important skill for young readers. Using this handy graphic organizer, students will use adjectives to compare characters at the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Story Mountain
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Story Mountain
Use this awesome story mountain template to help young readers understand the different elements of a story. Students will use this activity to organize their thoughts about the beginning, problem, climax, solution, and ending of a story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Story Tree
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Story Tree
This fun worksheet serves as a great visual for your kids to organize their thoughts around the elements of a story. Challenge your readers by having them fill in this graphic organizer with their story’s setting, characters, problem, and solution.
Reading & Writing
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Cause and Effect for Kids
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Cause and Effect for Kids
Build comprehension skills with this reading page on cause and effect for kids.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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What is Cause and Effect?
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What is Cause and Effect?
Help your child understand cause and effect with this practice sheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Comprehension: Cause and Effect
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Reading Comprehension: Cause and Effect
Understanding the relationship of cause and effect is a cornerstone of strong reading comprehension skills. Students will seek to explain why events happened in a book of their choosing in this cause and effect activity.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Compare Two Characters
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Compare Two Characters
This Venn diagram worksheet gives students an opportunity to compare characters in a book or story. What are their similarities? What are their differences?
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Story Slide
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Story Slide
This fun worksheet serves as a great visual for your kids to organize their thoughts around the elements of a story. After students have finished their story, have them fill out this handy slide graphic organizer with plot, protagonist, and antagonist.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Story Rollercoaster
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Story Rollercoaster
Use this fun story rollercoaster template to help young readers understand the different elements of a story. After students have finished their story, have them consider these who, what, where, why, and how questions as they relate to the plot.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Language Frames: Character Changes
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Language Frames: Character Changes
Use this simple template to identify a character's feelings, challenges, and resolution throughout a text.
Reading & Writing
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The Fox and the Crow
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The Fox and the Crow
Stories are a fantastic way to teach kids important life lessons. This reading comprehension worksheet uses the classic Aesop’s fable—The Fox and the Crow—to get your students thinking about the central lesson of a story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Word Bank: Emotion Charades
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Word Bank: Emotion Charades
Build your students' emotional literacy with this handy emotion word bank! This resource provides students with visuals and a variety of emotion synonyms to increase their understanding of character traits in fictional text.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Character Changes Order
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Character Changes Order
Use this worksheet to practice sequencing a character’s feelings using transition words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Sum it Up: Grandpa's Boat
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Sum it Up: Grandpa's Boat
Your students will demonstrate understanding of a short fiction text by answering who, when, what, where, why, and how questions. Use this as an introduction to the vocabulary in the EL Support Lesson: Who, When, What, Where, Why, and How Questions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Emily's Turtle
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Emily's Turtle
This short fictional text can be used to help students determine words and phrases the author uses to help the reader figure out the central message of the story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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A Chicken's Life Cycle
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A Chicken's Life Cycle
This short nonfiction text will provide students with an opportunity to become more comfortable with identifying and defining academic vocabulary words—and they'll have fun learning all about the life cycle of a chicken in the process!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Momotaro's Ending
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Momotaro's Ending
Kids will read a classic Japanese folktale and then answer questions about the the problem, solution, and ending in this fun reading comprehension activity.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Character Butterfly
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Character Butterfly
Have students consider a character’s attributes and actions with this cute and memorable organizer! After reading a book, students will draw a picture and describe the characters. Then they'll summarize the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Character Actions
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Character Actions
Have students think about each character’s journey with this character-specific beginning, middle, and end story map. Students can complete maps for different characters, then compare and contrast!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Compare Two Characters
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Compare Two Characters
How are Little Red Riding Hood and the Big, Bad Wolf different? Do they share any similarities? Challenge your young readers to hone their reading comprehension skills as they compare and contrast characters in a book or story with this Venn diagram works
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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