Second Grade Reading Passages and Comprehension Questions

Online reading passages can be a fun learning tool for second graders. Visit the following websites to find second grade reading passages and comprehension questions.

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Story Place's Reading Activities

At the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's Story Place, children can design their own story, and then listen as it's read aloud. Begin by selecting from six interactive themes. Little Red High Tops has kids select characters and sports equipment to create a story. Three Country Critters asks kids to name friendly and scary characters and follow them on an adventure in the woods. A follow-up activity has kids complete a maze using information from the story. The Mammal Marathon is another interactive story with a follow-up activity requiring kids to unscramble words on license plates.

Merpy.com's Stories and Activities

At Merpy.com, kids can go on an adventure by reading nine stories about a blue-faced character named Merpy. The stories are animated and accompanied by music. The site also provides games, activities and stories in Spanish.

One story, called 'Merpy's Bad Mood', follows Merpy when she wakes up on the wrong side of the bed and turns a bad day into a good one. In 'The Goulashes' Birthday', kids find out what happens when the Goulashes think everyone has forgotten their birthday.

Games and activities are available, including making monster ornaments and paper dolls. Finally, in Merpy's Monsterland, kids click on a spinner to move across a board to collect prizes.

Practice Reading at Starfall.com

Starfall.com teaches reading with phonics to pre-school through second grade children. You'll find an assortment of reading materials, including online books, plays, comics, folk tales, myths and fables.

In 'Learn to Read', kids can select a story and click an arrow to move to the next page. Videos and activities offer reinforcement for most stories. When children advance to reading independently, they can select from stories in the I'm Reading section, which include 'Lemonade Girl' and 'Skater Dog'. Follow-up activities, such as comprehension questions and word scrambles, are available for each story on the site.

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