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

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

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

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

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

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?

This main idea worksheet guides your child through reading comprehension practice. Download today to get started!
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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

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?

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

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

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 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!

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

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

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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