Our 5 favorite second grade reading worksheets

Introduce your young reader to the fun side of language and learning!

By GreatSchools Staff

Sound words


Yes, that's a word... it's a sound word! Now that your child is getting good at sounding out unfamiliar words, this reading worksheet will be a treat, revealing how useful, descriptive, and fun words can be.

Mixed-up compound words

Wait, what's a playbox?

There's something fishy about the compound words in this reading worksheet, and your child needs to take a good hard look at them, figure out what's wrong, and fix 'em.


Have you heard about the nonfiction revolution?

Schools are putting new emphasis on children doing research and reading nonfiction. This reading worksheet, which helps kids understand what a glossary is and how to use it, will help your child build these important skills.

Tongue twisters

It's a tough one... try it!

This fun reading worksheet gives your child practice with pronunciation, reading aloud, fluency, and self-correcting. And, of course, a bit o' fun with word play!

A mysterious story

Can you solve this mystery?

In this reading worksheet, your child gets valuable practice with comprehension: reading a more complex text, answering questions about what happened, deciphering challenging language, and figuring out how certain parts of the poem makes your child feel.