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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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Showing 4 of 116 Passages

He Has Two

A man has two of a number of things. Fiction, Lexile BR10L
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This Plane

A plane moves in different ways. Nonfiction, Lexile BR90L
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    Assessment Passage
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Here is a Number

Here are numbers 1-7. Nonfiction, Lexile BR110L
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    Assessment Passage
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Three Birds

Three birds show different positions related to a birdhouse. Fiction, Lexile BR90L
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