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Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Cards Level 2

Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Cards Level 2

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Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 2

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.2.1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

Passage Page
Ladybugs 1
Stars 3
Mosquitoes Bug Birds 4
Falling on a Porcupine Equals Falling in Love 5
Birds Are Smart 6
Japanese Chins 7
Sea Horses 8
How Fish Fish 9
Birds That Can't Fly 10
Maras 11
Clean Drinking Water 12
What to Do About Bullies 13
Gold 14
Beavers 15
Parking Ramps 16
Cactuses 17
Radio City Music Hall 18
Tank Cars and Hoppers 19
Using Context 20
Bug-eating Plants 21
Fighting for Freedom 22
Saving a Town From Lava 23
Dolphins Save the Day 24
Fungi 25
Storms 26
The Great Lakes 27
The Sun and Moon 28
Swimming Pools 29
The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964 30
Living on a Deserted Island 31
Boxcars and Flat Cars 32
Strawberries 33
Pets 34
Leaf-cutter Ants 35
Is It a Cold or the Flu? 36
Clay Pottery 37
Blizzards 38
Shutters 39
Hurricane Katrina 40
The Thousand Islands 41
Rabbits 42
Wild Waterspouts 43
Flying Fish 44
Plants 45
The Hippopotamus 46
Pockets 48
Women Helped Win World War II 49
Subways 50
Figure Skating 52
Odd African Plants 53
Signing the Declaration of Independence 55
American Bald Eagles 56
Climbing Mount Everst 57
Opossums 58
Taxes 59
Hot Spots 60
Maglev Trains 61
Porcupines 62
Grandma Moses 63
American Indian Games 64
Sharks 65
Seeds 66
The Liberty Bell 67
Roller Coasters 68
Look Out for Lightning 69
Avalanche! 70
Copper 71
Amphibians 72
The Rock Cycle 73
The Year That Had No Summer 74
Hiding Bells to Win a War 75
Mirrors 76
Theater 77
Pro Skater Tony Hawk 78
Giant Pandas 79
The Ice Age 80
The Dead Sea 81
Animal Behavior 82
Chinchillas 83
Envelopes 84
The First Thanksgiving 85
Early Highways 86
Gymnasts 87
Street Surfing 89
The White House 90
The Water Cycle 91
Turtles 92
Strange Town Laws 93
Shopping...Then and Now 94
The Rockettes 95
Earth's Plates 96
Coffee 97
Fossil Fuels 98
Modern Roads 99
New Year's Resolutions 100
Tsunami! 101
Volcanoes Change the Earth 102
The Pony Express 103
Religion 104
Mount Washington 105
Elephants 106
The Internet 107
The Great Blizzard of 1888 108
Fighting Germs 110

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.2.3: Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.

Passage Page
Ladybugs 1
Stars 3
Mosquitoes Bug Birds 4
Japanese Chins 7
Sea Horses 8
How Fish Fish 9
Maras 11
Clean Drinking Water 12
What to Do About Bullies 13
Beavers 15
Parking Ramps 16
Cactuses 17
Tank Cars and Hoppers 19
Using Context 20
Fighting for Freedom 22
Saving a Town From Lava 23
Dolphins Save the Day 24
Storms 26
The Great Lakes 27
The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964 30
Living on a Deserted Island 31
Leaf-cutter Ants 35
Is It a Cold or the Flu? 36
Clay Pottery 37
Blizzards 38
Shutters 39
Wild Waterspouts 43
Flying Fish 44
Pockets 48
Women Helped Win World War II 49
Figure Skating 52
The Sun Shines at Midnight 54
Signing the Declaration of Independence 55
Opossums 58
Hot Spots 60
Seeds 66
The Liberty Bell 67
Roller Coasters 68
Look Out for Lightning 69
Avalanche! 70
Copper 71
Amphibians 72
The Rock Cycle 73
The Year That Had No Summer 74
Hiding Bells to Win a War 75
Mirrors 76
Pro Skater Tony Hawk 78
The Ice Age 80
The Dead Sea 81
Animal Behavior 82
Chinchillas 83
Envelopes 84
The First Thanksgiving 85
Gymnasts 87
Street Surfing 89
The White House 90
The Water Cycle 91
Shopping...Then and Now 94
The Rockettes 95
Fossil Fuels 98
Modern Roads 99
Tsunami! 101
Volcanoes Change the Earth 102
Mount Washington 105
Elephants 106
The Great Blizzard of 1888 108

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.2.2: Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.

Passage Page
P-U! It's a Skunk 2
How Fish Fish 9
Bug-eating Plants 21
Dolphins Save the Day 24
Plants 45

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.2.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.

Passage Page
P-U! It's a Skunk 2
Mosquitoes Bug Birds 4
Falling on a Porcupine Equals Falling in Love 5
Birds Are Smart 6
Sea Horses 8
Birds That Can't Fly 10
Gold 14
Radio City Music Hall 18
Using Context 20
Bug-eating Plants 21
Saving a Town From Lava 23
The Sun and Moon 28
Swimming Pools 29
The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964 30
Living on a Deserted Island 31
Strawberries 33
Leaf-cutter Ants 35
Clay Pottery 37
Hurricane Katrina 40
The Thousand Islands 41
Wild Waterspouts 43
Flying Fish 44
The Hippopotamus 46
Subways 50
Jupiter 51
Figure Skating 52
The Sun Shines at Midnight 54
Signing the Declaration of Independence 55
American Bald Eagles 56
Climbing Mount Everst 57
Opossums 58
Taxes 59
Hot Spots 60
Maglev Trains 61
Porcupines 62
Grandma Moses 63
American Indian Games 64
Seeds 66
Roller Coasters 68
Amphibians 72
The Rock Cycle 73
Hiding Bells to Win a War 75
Theater 77
Giant Pandas 79
Early Highways 86
Stained Glass Windows 88
The Water Cycle 91
Turtles 92
Strange Town Laws 93
Earth's Plates 96
Coffee 97
Fossil Fuels 98
Modern Roads 99
New Year's Resolutions 100
Religion 104
Mount Washington 105
The Great Blizzard of 1888 108
Cheetahs 109

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.2.8: Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.

Passage Page
What to Do About Bullies 13
Cactuses 17
Bug-eating Plants 21
Saving a Town From Lava 23
Dolphins Save the Day 24
Leaf-cutter Ants 35
Blizzards 38
Women Helped Win World War II 49
The Year That Had No Summer 74
Hiding Bells to Win a War 75
Giant Pandas 79
Envelopes 84
The First Thanksgiving 85
Strange Town Laws 93
Shopping...Then and Now 94
New Year's Resolutions 100
Mount Washington 105
Fighting Germs 110

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RI.2.10: By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Passage Page
Ladybugs 1
P-U! It's a Skunk 2
Stars 3
Mosquitoes Bug Birds 4
Falling on a Porcupine Equals Falling in Love 5
Birds Are Smart 6
Japanese Chins 7
Sea Horses 8
How Fish Fish 9
Birds That Can't Fly 10
Maras 11
Clean Drinking Water 12
What to Do About Bullies 13
Gold 14
Beavers 15
Parking Ramps 16
Cactuses 17
Radio City Music Hall 18
Tank Cars and Hoppers 19
Using Context 20
Bug-eating Plants 21
Fighting for Freedom 22
Saving a Town From Lava 23
Dolphins Save the Day 24
Fungi 25
Storms 26
The Great Lakes 27
The Sun and Moon 28
Swimming Pools 29
The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964 30
Living on a Deserted Island 31
Boxcars and Flat Cars 32
Strawberries 33
Pets 34
Leaf-cutter Ants 35
Is It a Cold or the Flu? 36
Clay Pottery 37
Blizzards 38
Shutters 39
Hurricane Katrina 40
The Thousand Islands 41
Rabbits 42
Wild Waterspouts 43
Flying Fish 44
Plants 45
The Hippopotamus 46
A Cowboy's Life 47
Pockets 48
Women Helped Win World War II 49
Subways 50
Jupiter 51
Figure Skating 52
Odd African Plants 53
The Sun Shines at Midnight 54
Signing the Declaration of Independence 55
American Bald Eagles 56
Climbing Mount Everst 57
Opossums 58
Taxes 59
Hot Spots 60
Maglev Trains 61
Porcupines 62
Grandma Moses 63
American Indian Games 64
Sharks 65
Seeds 66
The Liberty Bell 67
Roller Coasters 68
Look Out for Lightning 69
Avalanche! 70
Copper 71
Amphibians 72
The Rock Cycle 73
The Year That Had No Summer 74
Hiding Bells to Win a War 75
Mirrors 76
Theater 77
Pro Skater Tony Hawk 78
Giant Pandas 79
The Ice Age 80
The Dead Sea 81
Animal Behavior 82
Chinchillas 83
Envelopes 84
The First Thanksgiving 85
Early Highways 86
Gymnasts 87
Stained Glass Windows 88
Street Surfing 89
The White House 90
The Water Cycle 91
Turtles 92
Strange Town Laws 93
Shopping...Then and Now 94
The Rockettes 95
Earth's Plates 96
Coffee 97
Fossil Fuels 98
Modern Roads 99
New Year's Resolutions 100
Tsunami! 101
Volcanoes Change the Earth 102
The Pony Express 103
Religion 104
Mount Washington 105
Elephants 106
The Internet 107
The Great Blizzard of 1888 108
Cheetahs 109
Fighting Germs 110

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