At the 2nd grade level students begin to expand their vocabulary and grow to learning complex words and have the innate ability to focus on larger words. They can also absorb higher levels of information at a much more rapid rate. Students begin to expand their knowledge of genres beyond fiction and nonfiction. The focus shifts a bit to a slower and steadier pace with poetry. This is often where students can start to hold discussion about what they have read and where it sits in their mindset. This is the grade level where I will allow a group of mature students to begin the process of peer review and editing. This is where teachers can begin to encourage students to read for purpose. It is also where students begin to thrive on the concept of reading for purpose.
2nd graders are starting to read full sentences and working up to paragraphs. It's important that over the course of these worksheets students begin to build up a bit of reading endurance. This will serve them well as they start to work towards full on reading of bodies of work. These reading comprehension worksheets contain reading assignments and sets of questions for your second grade students. Question sheets may include such activities as short answer, placing events in the correct order, multiple choice, matching terms with the correct picture, matching opposites, group activities, and more. There are multiple question sheets for each reading passage, so be sure to print them all. In this particular section the answer keys are a little more clear cut than other sections.