2nd Grade Reading and Math


2nd Grade Reading Goals

By the end of second grade, students will read and understand short stories, poems, and nonfiction texts. They will identify the main idea or message and important information in texts and compare similar reading passages. With help and support, students will produce short pieces of writing that stay on topic and include supporting detail.

2nd Grade Reading Resources

Fun online games and activities for beginning readers

Online library of interactive books across a range of popular categories

Storyline Online
Award-winning children’s books read aloud by celebrated actors

International Children's Digital Library
Complete online library with books from around the world, available in English and other languages

Smithsonian Tween Tribune
Articles on all sorts of interesting topics (nonfiction)

Online access to the Library of Congress, including ebooks, articles, and great information for families




2nd Grade Math Goals

By the end of second grade, students will be able to count to 1,000 or higher. They will demonstrate an understanding of basic addition and subtraction facts and will solve real-world, multi-digit addition and subtraction problems. Students will connect repeated addition or subtraction to number patterns and solve addition and subtraction number sentences that include unknowns, like letters. They will also learn to identify and describe the characteristics of basic 2D and 3D shapes. Second graders will be able to tell time to the quarter hour, understand a.m. and p.m., measure lengths to the nearest centimeter or inch, and identify coin combinations that add up to any given amount. 

2nd Grade Math Resources

Funbrain Math Zone
Fun, online games that help students practice math skills

Khan Academy Math by Grade
Video lessons and practice for core math concepts at each grade

Addition and Subtraction Fact Family Triangle Flashcards
Fact triangle flashcards group together a family of related arithmetic facts and can be used to practice fact fluency

Deck of Cards Math Games (K-2)
Fun math games to play with a deck of cards and 1-5 players

Fact fluency practice for addition and subtraction