Literature Comprehension Worksheets:
Brian's Big Move - Brian is not a huge fan of change especially when it comes to his room. He is moving to a new home and it is a huge problem.
Chompy Joins the Family - Blake brings Chompy into his life. With a name like Chompy, some things are going to get chewed.
Ella Reconsiders - Ella's Dad tries to push the family tradition of Tee ball on her. It takes her time to warm up to the idea, but it eventually takes off for her.
Birthday Cereal - Sometimes we can't sleep because we can't wait to break into our new breakfast treats.
Stevie's Sore Throat - Yes, a 100.2° F temperature is officially a fever. I thought fever reducers either had no taste or taste pretty good.
A Means to an End - Jason has to make his way through instruments to work up to his true love; guitar.
- Devon is not a fan of haircuts, but it is getting a bit messy. At least his hair won't clog up his helmet any more.
Rainy Day - Kyle woke up on the wrong side of the bed in this one. Who can resist building a fort in their living room though.
Camping Trip - Alex just couldn't wait for his camping trip.
Campfires and spooky stories are on their way!
Vacation - Emily really has her heart set on finding a starfish on her best family vacation ever.
What Are Good Books for Second Graders To Read?
Here are some of the most interesting stories for second graders to read.
Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel
This is an interesting storybook by the author Nick Bruel. The story revolves around a kitten who does not have anything to eat. All her favorite food is gone. Some not so delicious vegetables are all that's left for the kitten. So, the kitten decides to eat the homework of its owner. Not only that, but the aggressive kitten also bites grandma and damages the curtains and dishes. Soon, the tastier things are restocked in the home and that is when the kitten realizes her mistakes. She apologizes to grandma for her behavior.
Flat Stanley By Jeff Brown
Flat Stanley is another exciting storybook by Jeff Brown. Flat Stanley is a story about a boy who wakes up one morning after his brother yelled at him. Suddenly, a bulletin board drops on the poor Stanley. The drop makes him thin. This is how Stanley becomes "flat Stanley". The story becomes interesting when Stanley experiences life as a thin individual who gets rolled and mailed. Stanley is also flown like a kite. Despite being as thin as he is, Stanley manages to get the reputation of a hero as he catches two dangerous art thieves.
Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid By Megan McDonald
This story revolves around a young boy named Stink. Every day, Judy Moody measure Stink's body and every day the results are the same. Stink measures three feet and eight inches. He does not grow. Stink feels that he is the shortest in his classroom. Then suddenly, one-day Stink's measurements shrank to three feet and seven and three-quarter inches. He is surprised to know that he shrank. He tries to cover it up by wearing striped clothing and spiky hair.
The Alvin Ho Series
There are half a dozen of these chapter books available. They are very appropriate for the second grade reader since the main character is just about to start attending second grade classes. The main character (Alvin) is afraid of the world in general. His biggest challenge is school. He confronts this problem by creating a superhero alter ego. It is great for exploring the fear of school with youngsters. If you have any students in your class that overly share that with Alvin, it can lead to some very helpful class discussions.
The Junie B. Jones Series
This is an extensive series of works by Barbara Park that centers around the mishap prone Junie. She begins her adventures in Kindergarten where she is excited to get started with school. The theme of most of the books in the series to help students realize they should keep an open mind to new situations and look forward to new adventures. Exploring these themes are really productive for students as they are approaching many new things in their little lives.