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By Jaydra Hamid • September 24, 2020

7 Engaging and Free Resources for Second Grade Reading Standards

Your students can play these engaging, online games to practice their second grade reading skills and have fun while they learn!

Our team of former educators designed each game to help your students master Common Core standards. These games will take your second graders on exciting adventures, while familiarizing them with important reading concepts. All of the resources below can also be found in eSpark’s differentiated reading curriculum. Try them out for free with your students!

1. Levi’s Long Vowels Parade

In this game, students help Levi build his parade floats by identifying words with long vowel sounds.

2.G.1 Levi’s Long Vowels Parade Game

Standard Alignment: 2.RF.3.a – Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.

2. Word Sort

Your students will learn about r-controlled vowels as they help this friendly mouse get his cheese!

2.RF.3.b Word Sort Game

Standard Alignment: 2.RF.3.b – Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.

3. Word Building

Grab your hard hats! Students will practice associating vowel teams with their correct sounds in this fun construction game.

2.RF.3.b Word Building Game

Standard Alignment: 2.RF.3.b – Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.

4. Quincy’s Sight Word Dig

Help Quincy find where she buried her bones by recognizing and reading irregularly spelled words.

2.RF.3.f Quincy’s Sight Word Dig Game

Standard Alignment: 2.RF.3.f – Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.

5. Wombat Quest

Uh oh, Bertie Bison is lost! Wayne the Wombat needs your students’ help finding her by answering questions about key details in a text.

2.RI.1 Wombat Quest Game

Standard Alignment: 2.RI.1 – Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

6. The Witch in the Shoe

As students follow along to this read-aloud game, they will practice describing how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning in the story.

2.RL.4 The Witch in the Shoe Book

Standard Alignment: 2.RL.4 – Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

7. Wombat Quest – Hidden Treasure

In this game, students practice asking and answering questions to help Wayne the Wombat solve clues and find the hidden treasure.

2.RL.1 Wombat Quest – Hidden Treasure Game

Standard Alignment: 2.RL.1 – Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

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