Second Grade Homework Assignments

Second Grade Homework Policy and Assignments


Reading:Students are expected to read 20 minutes each night.  Students are to complete the reading log to show their reading and get a parent signature to verify their reading time. This log is to be turned in each day to the student's homeroom teacher.


Click here for a copy of the Reading Log


Spelling:Students have spelling homework each night Monday-Thursday ever week.  These assignments are to be turned in each morning with the reading log for the teacher to check.


            Assignment                                                                                                Example
Monday -      write words 2 times each                                                                   1. cat, cat   2. run, run
Tuesday -      put words in alphabetical (ABC) order                                                cat, run, stand, that
Wednesday - use each word in a sentence                                                              The cat purred when I pet him.
Thursday -    practice words by doing a pretest at home
 Friday -          none


Click here for this week's spelling list



Writing/Science/Social Studies: Teachers may occassionally assign homework in these areas on an as-needed basis.  In this case, the exact directions and due dates will be sent home with the assignment.





Grade 2 Reading Comprehension

Use these free, printable worksheets to practice and improve reading comprehension, vocabulary and writing.  Each worksheet includes a short fiction or non-fiction passage followed by some questions.  These worksheets are at a 2nd grade level. 

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Reading Worksheets - Leveled

These grade 2 reading comprehension worksheets are taken from a series of leveled reading workbooks ranging in difficulty from A to Z, according to the Fountas and Pinnell grading system.  The full workbooks are available for download from our bookstore from only $2.49 / book.

More Reading Worksheets

Each fiction passage or poem is followed by 4 questions.  Most passages are 150-200 words long.  Questions ask the students to recall what they have read.  Space is provided for written answers, or the child may just verbalize an answer to his parent or tutor.

Alien Money  Fiction, 260 words

Cardboard Town  Fiction, 287 words

Playing Catch    Fiction, 154 words

Going to the Movies     Fiction, 150 words

Dave and Grant Love Kayaking     Fiction, 155 words

Changes   Non-fiction, 181 words

The Clean Park     Fiction, 200 words

Don't Give Up     Poem, 94 words

The Camping Trip     Fiction, 195 words

Fire Alarm   Non-fiction, 203 words

Giving  Fiction, 314 words

Guitar or Ballet?     Fiction, 200 words

Going to the LIbrary     Non-fiction, 190 words

How to Draw a Shark  Non-fiction, 245 words

Pen Pals  Fiction, 297 words

Playground   Fiction, 164 words

Sharks   Non-fiction, 149 words

Springtime Tadpoles     Fiction, 190 words

Grandpa's Cooking     Fiction,  170 words

Race cars   Fiction, 215 words

The Washing Machine Box     Fiction, 170 words

Historical Reading Worksheets

Each historical passage or fable is followed by 4 questions.  The language level is aimed at beginning readers.  Questions for grade 2 students are focused on recalling information directly from the text.

John and Dick do Not Like Rats      Fiction, 140 words

A Big, White, Hen        Fiction, 245 words

Ten Little Cookies    Poem, 70 words

Little by Little    Fiction, 250 words

The Bomb    Fiction, 170 words

Moving On    Fiction, 400 words

The Coat     Fiction, 160 words

In Search of Flowers    Fiction, 115 words

Here is a Nest    Fiction, 150 words

Hide and Seek,    Fiction, 185 words

Pretty Fish,    Fiction, 160 words

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