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2nd Grade Reading Comprehension Passages with Questions (Print and Digital)

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Dana's Wonderland
Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd
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65 pages
Dana's Wonderland
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I used this for summer tutoring with 1st and 2nd graders. They enjoyed coloring to find the text evidence and cutting and pasting with the sort activities.
These were perfect for my students to practice going back in the text to find their answers. The passages were not too difficult for them to read and I loved the stories!
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The 2nd Grade Reading Comprehension and Fluency Passages with Questions product contains 10 reading passages (6 fiction and 4 nonfiction) that target both COMPREHENSION and FLUENCY. Each passage is presented twice, in 2 versions, and it's followed by a True/ False sort.

You can use this product both as a PRINTABLE and a DIGITAL RESOURCE.

You can select the pages you want to assign to Google Classroom!

The students will have to:

*read each text 3 times and color a star after each reading ( for fluency)

*answer text-based questions and color the evidence in the text ( in the first version)

*write and answer their own questions about the important details in the text ( in the 2nd version)

* cut, sort, and paste sentences that use details from the story on a True/ False chart

I used a narrow font to fit a passage and three comprehension questions on the same page and make it easier for the kids to work with the text.


* Work on reading the passages and answering the questions in small group, then use the True/ False sort as an independent activity

* Students have to read each passage 3 times, so I would suggest choral reading the 1st time, partner reading the 2nd time, and independent reading the 3rd time

* Ask the students to answer each question using a complete sentence

* Then ask the students to read their answer to you or to a partner and PROVE their answer by COLOR-CODING the EVIDENCE in the text (= the sentence within the text that has the answer)

Differentiation is easy: use the 2nd version to challenge your higher 2nd graders. Asking questions is actually a requirement of the Common Core Literacy standard RL2.1. You'll be amazed by what kind of questions the kids can come up with. MY students love to ask their own questions!

Story titles:

1. A Visit to the Zoo

2. Hannah's Crayons

3. Tiger Sharks

4. The Little Puppy

5. Rocky and Nutty

6. Lazy Bear

7. Astronauts

8. Bill and Phil

9. Lions

10. Whitetail Deer

Answer keys included!

Common Core Standard:

RL.2.1 and RI.2.1: ASK and ANSWER such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text

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Happy teaching!

Dana's Wonderland

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65 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.


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