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2nd Grade Reading Comprehension Passages

Blog Posts, Comprehension, Fluency, Literacy

Written by: Jess Dalrymple

What if you had 576 highly engaging 2nd grade reading comprehension passages and questions to use all year in your classroom… 

And what if there were three different levels of text and questions for each title so every student in your classroom could be using the same story at the same time? 

Also – imagine if those reading passages were available to print or to assign digitally through Google Forms, so you could easily use them in pencil/paper form or on devices as needed…

AND, imagine if these reading passages included word count and fluency tracking, so you could improve your students’ fluency AND comprehension with just one resource? 

This is the kind of dreaming we have been doing at Lucky Little Learners, and we are proud to share that we created a new resource that gives teachers everything mentioned above!

Introducing ~ 2nd Grade Reading Comprehension and Fluency Passages!

Read on to take a closer look at our 2nd Grade Reading Comprehension and Fluency Passages.

High-Interest Titles

The passages were created with kid-approved high-interest topics in mind!  Your students will be excited to see what they’ll be reading about every time you assign a new passage. Also, because the titles are differentiated, everyone gets the same story. So, your struggling readers will get to read the same title as everyone else and be a part of the discussion too.

16 Different Reading Comprehension Skills

Regardless of your students’ reading levels, you will have multiple options for teaching and practicing targeted comprehension skills – either in class or for work at home. 

  • Cause & Effect
  • Character
  • Fiction Text Evidence & 5Ws
  • Nonfiction Text Evidence & 5Ws
  • Nonfiction Compare & Contrast 
  • Fiction Compare & Contrast
  • Genre & Figurative Language
  • Illustrations & Text Features
  • Main Idea & Details
  • Illustrations & Inferences
  • Moral & Summarizing
  • Sequencing
  • Nonfiction Text Structure 
  • Point of View
  • Fiction Story Structure
  • Vocabulary & Context Clues

Word Count/ Fluency Tracker

Want to improve fluency while you’re at it? No need to purchase any additional resources! Each passage includes a word count and a fluency tracker. This is perfect for repeated readings and fluency practice as well as RTI progress monitoring data points.

Go to THIS POST for directions on how to give a fluency assessment using these reading passages.

Three Levels of the Same Text

Differentiation is easy when you have three levels of the same text AND three different levels of the comprehension questions as well. This way ALL second grade students – whether they are below level, at level, or above level – will feel successful and equipped to join in the conversation. 

In addition, the comprehension questions offer a variety of response types. This allows students to show their knowledge in multiple ways. As a bonus, it’s also great test prep because it exposes students to different types of questions!  

How Teachers Are Using the Passages

“These skill-focused 2nd grade reading comprehension passages and question pages are perfect for reading homework, interventions, or assessments! You can also use them in small groups, reading centers, and with reading partners!” 

-Kelly P., 2nd Grade Teacher

“I’m using this during with our independent center time during hybrid learning. I have to plan individual centers and this is a perfect way for all of my learners to engage with reading and practicing important reading skills!”

-Michelle B., 2nd Grade Teacher

“I had the kids highlight the topic and details and answer the questions on the back. I teach Resource and love the 3 different levels.” 

-Kristin, 3rd Grade Resource Teacher

“I can scan and place on schoolwork app for students to read and respond to questions.  These work well for days we are not using curriculum text or just to pull out for something extra in a center.”

-Julie R., 2nd Grade Teacher

“I assign these for homework to support the concepts we are learning in class. It doubles as our fluency homework and serves as a quick comprehension check. It is not overwhelming for the parents or the students. I have had several parents thank me for sending home a resource that they can easily use.”

-Rustic Acres, 2nd Grade Teacher/ TpT Seller

Take a Look at the 2nd Grade Reading Comprehension & Fluency Passages

FREE Samples!

If you’d love to try a sample set for each of the 16 comprehension skills, sign up to have FREE passages delivered to you by email! 

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Each week for 16 weeks, a new set of free reading passages will be delivered by email.

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Hello there! I’m Angie Olson- a teacher, curriculum developer, educational blogger and owner of Lucky Little Learners.

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