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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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My Animals

A child lists his favorite stuffed animals. Fiction
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The Little House

A child plays with a doll house. Fiction
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The Animals in Summer

Animals have sun, grass, and mud in summer. Nonfiction
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The Spring Day

Children enjoy spring weather. Nonfiction
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He Has Two

A man has two of a number of things. Fiction
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This Plane

A plane moves in different ways. Nonfiction
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Here is a Number

Here are numbers 1-7. Nonfiction
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Three Birds

Three birds show different positions related to a birdhouse. Fiction
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Big and Little

Many things are big and little. Nonfiction
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Ted Sees a Pond

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

Many animals are near the pond. Nonfiction
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We Read About Animals

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