2nd Grade Reading Comprehension Stories

Free printable short stories for 2nd grade and up. Print the one-page reading passages for offline use or test comprehension with the online interactive quiz games. Great for homeschooling and distance learning.

Funny Stories
Charlie and the Frog
Charlie was walking home from school one day and saw a frog on the road. The frog hopped over to Charlie and started to speak. Read more.

Four Happy Penguins
A man at the gas station asks Molly, "Why are four penguins sitting in your car?" Read more.

The Magic Pool
One day, Evan and his friends, Zoya and Jamal, walk in the woods and find a magic pool. Read more.

Cat Math
Kayla is six years old. She loves cats and she loves math. Read more.

Little Frog, BIG MOUTH
A little frog was hopping down the road when he saw a cat. The frog shouted, "CAT, WHAT DO YOU EAT?"Read more.

Fall Fair Fat-Free Fries
It was a beautiful fall day and Ruby and her friend Amber were at the fair. Read more.

Stop Pulling My Hair!
Camila is 5 years old. She loves going to the park with Bruno, her father. Read more.

Count Your Chickens
Help! Chickens on the loose! Read more.

Snowmen Save the Day
In the small town of Pineville, it snowed non-stop for five days. Snow covered the roads, the houses, and the trees. On the sixth day, everything changed. Read more.

Legends and Folktales
Two Frogs Go to the Big City
Two frogs lived in a very small village. They always wanted to see the big city that was far away. Read more.

How Pussy Willows Came to Be
A long time ago, a mother cat was crying at the bank of the river. Her kittens were drowning. Read more.

Why Owls Stare
Once upon a time Owl and Pigeon met and talked. "There are more owls than pigeons," said Owl. "No way,” said Pigeon. Read more.

Informational Text
If Hamsters Could Talk
Most people think that hamsters are just cute little pets. I am pretty cute, but there is a lot more to know about me. Read more.

If Dolphins Could Talk
I am one of the smartest mammals on earth. It's very true. Read more.

If Penguins Could Talk
My name is Pingo. I am a two year old penguin. Read more.

How Are You Like a Giraffe?
Even though a giraffe has a very, very long neck, it has the same number of bones in its neck as you do. Read more.

A Very Very Old Bird
An albatross named Wisdom is the oldest wild bird in the world. Read more.

What is a Wombat?
Wombats live in Australia. They look like small fat bears. A wombat has a nose like a pig and a big bottom. Read more.

Abraham Lincoln and His Cats
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, loved cats. He played with them for hours. Read more.

A Rabbit and Her Kittens
Left by their mother, six tiny kittens are being taken care of by a surprise new mom - a rabbit. Read more.

The Baby Owl and the Mop
Lightning, a 2-month old baby owl, has a new best friend - a mop! Read more.

Sight Word Stories
Magic Zoo
The first thing you see at the zoo is a wizard on a camel. The wizard takes you to the elephants. Read more.

Sounds Scary
A rabbit hops up to you and says, "I think something bad is in my cave. Please help me." Read more.

Sight Word Poems
At the Zoo
At the Zoo, Silly Pets, Walk, Ride or Bike, Late for School, Where is my Book? Read more.

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