Reading Comprehension Second Grade

Understanding the elements of a story can be tough. Give your child a headstart on reading comprehension with second grade worksheets that work on the main idea, cause and effect and more comprehension skills.

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Norse Mythology: Thor in the Land of the Giants

Norse Mythology: Thor in the Land of the Giants

Here's a famous story from Norse mythology that involves him, Loki, and their adventures in the land of the giants.
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Captain Stormalong

Captain Stormalong

Meet the mythical Captain Stormalong, a sturdy sailor who's said to have conquered the high seas.
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The Giving Tree Story

The Giving Tree Story

Think about all the ways we use trees with this comprehension worksheet that explores Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree.
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Loki Myths: Loki and the Builder

Loki Myths: Loki and the Builder

Here's a Loki myth to satisfy fans of this sneaky god: Loki and the Builder, where he tries to outwit an equally sneaky human.
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Day of the Dead: History

Day of the Dead: History

Challenge your child's reading comprehension with a quiz page, all about the Day of the Dead (or Dia de los Muertos), an important Mexican holiday!
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Story Comprehension: What's the Main Idea?

Story Comprehension: What's the Main Idea?

This main idea worksheet guides your child through reading comprehension practice. Download today to get started!
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Women in History: Sacagawea

Women in History: Sacagawea

Explore history with famous female navigator Sacagawea. Sacagawea was a Native American woman who helped Lewis and Clark find their way across the west.
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Identifying Cause and Effect

Identifying Cause and Effect

Give your second grader's logical thinking skills and reading comprehension a healthy boost with a lesson in cause and effect.
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Story Comprehension: What Happens Next?

Story Comprehension: What Happens Next?

Kids read a story about a puppy, then finish it by writing what they think will happen next.
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Amelia Earhart Biography

Amelia Earhart Biography

Learn more about this fascinating woman in history who became the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic.
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Interactive Story Writing

Interactive Story Writing

This reading exercise uses interactive story writing; it's a great way to look at reading comprehension from a different angle.
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Story Comprehension: What's in a Story?

Story Comprehension: What's in a Story?

Story webs organize a story into one main idea and several details. Help your second grader read the story, then analyze it using the story web.
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Pecos Bill!

Pecos Bill!

Rootin' tootin' cowboys, gather 'round to hear the legendary story of Pecos Bill! Read this tale with your child, and see if he can tell fact from fiction.
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Seal Facts

Seal Facts

Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool seal facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
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Paul Bunyan

Paul Bunyan

Can your child tell fact from fiction? Boost reading comprehension with this story sheet featuring a famous tall tale character: Paul Bunyan!
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