Nonfiction Reading Passages | 2nd Grade | Level K-M | Comprehension

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Aylin Claahsen
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This is a great resource for teaching text features with non fiction reading paragraphs. Good resource to integrate with science curriculum.
My students used these passages as they were writing informational paragraphs. These passages were PERFECT for 2nd graders to use independently as they researched their animal topics. Thank you!
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These nonfiction reading passages are great to use throughout the year to help your students who are reading at Levels K-M work on responding to comprehension questions. This is a great resource if you are looking for engaging nonfiction text passages to add to your classroom.

Students will have the opportunity to successfully read at their instructional level and show their comprehension of each passage through the completion of the simple reading response questions. The nonfiction reading passages and comprehension questions are perfect for 15-20 minute small group lessons. The passages are written at a 2nd Grade level (F&P K-M). You will be able to cover several nonfiction text standards through the use of this pack on a weekly basis.

What's included ?

  • 15 leveled nonfiction reading passages

These passages are aligned with F&P leveling system.

F&P levels included in this bundle:

2nd Grade Passages K-M

Topics included in this pack:

African Animal Theme

1. All About Lions (Level K)

2. Female Lions (Level M)

3. All About Zebras (Level M)

4. Life as a Zebra (Level M)

5. All About Giraffes (Level M)

6. Life as a Giraffe (Level M)

7. All About Rhinoceros (Level M)

8. All About Hippopotamus (Level M)

9. All About Elephants (Level L)

10. Baby Elephants (Level M)

11. All About Cheetahs (Level K)

12. All About African Buffalo (Level K)

13. All About Warthogs (Level L)

14. All About Wildebeests (Level K)

15. All About Crocodiles (Level L)

These passages are a perfect way to include nonfiction at a readable 2nd Grade level in your weekly lessons! The nonfiction reading passages can be used in a weeklong or daily format in a small group guided reading lesson. The weeklong format includes graphic organizers with a focus on making predictions, asking questions, main topic/purpose key details, non fiction text features, vocabulary, and writing about reading.

Each nonfiction reading passage includes:

  • written comprehension questions

Also included:

  • three formats of each passage: full color, black & white, and black & white with additional comprehension questions
  • additional differentiated graphic organizers to focus further on: Making predictions, responding to comprehension questions, identifying key topic/purpose/details, non fiction text features, vocabulary focus and writing about reading.
  • a main passage which is full page and has full color- I recommend displaying this version on an interactive board or simply in front of a small group

How is this bundle used?

  1. Choose which format works best for each small group/student.
  2. Simply print and use each nonfiction reading passage.
  3. Students will read and then complete the comprehension questions.
  4. For additional focus on nonfiction texts, print and make copies of the graphic organizers.
  5. Students will complete these as they dig deeper into each text.

Who is this bundle of leveled nonfiction reading passages for?

  • Classroom teachers
  • Special education teachers with student fluency goals
  • Reading specialists/interventionists/reading teachers
  • Classroom aides/assistants
  • Parent helpers
  • ESL teachers
  • Tutors
  • For homework/extra practice

This pack of nonfiction reading passages is intended for 2nd Grade. But, it can also be used for a variety of grade levels, based on the current reading level of students.

Download the preview to get a FREE sample!

The goal of these leveled nonfiction reading passages packs is to help students at each level enjoy engaging nonfiction texts while showing their understanding through the completion of the comprehension questions.

I hope you and your students love these nonfiction reading passages!


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.


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