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Using Kids A-Z you can:

1 Assign and listen to recordings of Benchmark Passages and Books.

2 Score recordings using an online running record tool.

BENCHMARK PASSAGES & RUNNING RECORDS

Leveled Passages to Find Students' Instructional Reading Levels

Use these short, leveled passages as one step in the three-step process to find your students' instructional reading levels or to assess whether they are prepared to move to the next level.

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Level aa

My Animals

Fiction A child lists his favorite stuffed animals.

The Little House

Fiction A child plays with a doll house.

The Animals in Summer

Nonfiction Animals have sun, grass, and mud in summer.

The Spring Day

Nonfiction Children enjoy spring weather.
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Level A

He Has Two

Fiction A man has two of a number of things.

This Plane

Nonfiction A plane moves in different ways.

Here is a Number

Nonfiction Here are numbers 1-7.

Three Birds

Fiction Three birds show different positions related to a birdhouse.
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Level B

Big and Little

Nonfiction Many things are big and little.

Ted Sees a Pond

Fiction While on a walk, Ted and his dog see a pond and the things that live there.

Near the Pond

Nonfiction Many animals are near the pond.

We Read About Animals

Fiction A child and an adult read a book about some animals.