Free Second Grade Readers

by | Nov 6, 2021 | curriculum, general homeschooling, reading | 0 comments

Are you looking for quality readers for second grade? These vintage school readers, published in the late 1800s and early 1900s, are now in the public domain and free online. You’ll find well-known classics like McGuffey, Elson, and Treadwell, as well as many other lesser-known series. You may download the books for your child to read on a computer or tablet or print the books.

Why Choose Vintage Readers

Vintage readers offer beautiful classic literature, rich vocabulary, and charming illustrations. The stories are age-appropriate and typically encourage strong moral values. There’s also something special about reading a book that’s been used in schoolhouses and homes for over a hundred years. Perhaps your child’s grandparents or great-grandparents enjoyed some of these same readers when they were in school.

Free Second Grade Readers

The grade levels some of these vintage readers were intended for may not line up exactly with current grade-level expectations or your child’s reading level. So, in addition to the second grade readers listed below, I’d recommend taking a look at other grade levels too. You can find vintage graded readers for every grade here.

Aldine Readers: Book Two

Analytical Second Reader

Baldwin’s School Reading by Grades: Second Year

The Beacon Second Reader

The Carrol and Brooks Readers: Second Reader

Appletons’ School Readers: The Second Reader

The Child’s World: Second Reader

Classics for Children: A Second Reader

The Elson Readers: Book Two

The Franklin Second Reader

Graded Literature Readers: Second Book

Holton-Curry Readers: The Second Reader

Independent Second Reader

The Kendall Series of Readers: Second Reader

The New McGuffey Second Reader

McGuffey’s Eclectic Second Reader

The Metcalf-Call Readers: A Second Reader

Monroe’s Second Reader

Monroe’s New Second Reader

The New Century Second Reader

Reading With Expression: Second Reader

Robert Louis Stevenson Reader

Sanders’ School Reader: Second Book

Sanders’ Union Reader: Number Two

The Summers Readers: Second Reader

Treadwell’s Reading-Literature Series: The Second Reader

Free Vintage Readers for 2nd Grade

More Resources for Second Grade

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Free Reading Curriculum

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