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Back to school time is here! That means it’s time to plan all the things! One thing we know teachers work extra hard to do to create engaging and meaningful independent tasks for their students. (If students are engaged and working independently, teachers get to work uninterrupted with individuals or small groups!) At Lucky Little Learners, we strive to create tools to ensure independent time is meaningful and engaging for kids. One of these products is our reading centers for 2nd grade! Keep reading to learn more about these standards-based centers!

reading centers for 2nd grade

2nd Grade Reading Centers

The reading centers for 2nd grade set includes over forty activities to keep students highly engaged. Because this product is grouped by standards, teachers can easily find activities that will best benefit their students. AND, these centers are available in printable and digital format!

Reading Center Activities for 2nd grade

These reading centers are great to use for a whole class review, in small groups, or for differentiated individual practice.

Reading Center Activities Included:

Decoding/ Fluency/ Vocabulary

  • Monitor and Fix-Up Strategies
  • Reading Fluency
  • Unknown Vocabulary
Reading Fluency Traffic Signs

Nonfiction Comprehension Strategies

  • Answering Questions in Nonfiction
  • Asking Questions in Nonfiction
  • Determine Importance
  • Finding the Main Idea
  • Main Idea & Details
  • Retelling Nonfiction
  • Cause and Effect
  • Describing Connections
  • Nonfiction Text Structures
  • Problem and Solution
  • Nonfiction Text Features
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Information from Images
  • Reasons Support Points
  • Compare and Contrast Nonfiction
  • Nonfiction Genres
  • Close Reading Nonfiction
  • Book Review
Nonfiction Reading Center Activities

Fiction Comprehension Strategies

  • Asking Questions in Fiction
  • Answering Questions in Fiction
  • Making Inferences
  • Recount and Moral
  • Fables, Fairytales, and Folktales
  • Character Response to Challenges
  • Alliteration
  • Poetry
  • Rhymes
  • Fiction Story Structure
  • Summarizing
  • Character Voices
  • Point of View
  • Information from Illustrations
  • Compare and Contrast Fiction
  • Synthesizing
  • Close Reading Fiction
  • Fiction Genres
  • Predictions
fun and interactive reading centers for 2nd grade

Check out our Reading Centers for 2nd Grade today!

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2nd Grade Reading Centers

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As you can see, these centers are top notch and include many necessary skills. Luckily, these reading centers for 2nd grade are part of an even bigger bundle. The Literacy Centers bundle includes centers for practice in reading, phonics, grammar and writing.

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2nd Grade Literacy Centers

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Happy teaching!

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