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.

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

Charlie and the Frog Funny Story
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.

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

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

Coyote and the Milky Way Legend
Coyote wanted to help put stars in the night sky. "No problem", thought Coyote. "This is easy." Read more.

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

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

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

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

Snowmen Save the Day Funny Story
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.
Informational Text
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.

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

Bunny Mom to 6 Kittens News Story
Left by their mother, six tiny kittens have found themselves being taken care of by a surprise new mom - a rabbit. Read more.

Milk Can Stuck on Bear's Head News Story
A Vermont black bear was looking for food in the woods. It looked into an old milk can and got its head stuck! Read more.

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

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