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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By mixing paint colors, people can produce other colors. Nonfiction, Lexile 270L

Jake Sees a Tunnel

Jake finds a safe way to cool off on a hot day. Fiction, Lexile 250L

Energy Helps My Body Move

A body takes energy in and uses it in various ways. Fiction, Lexile 180L

Workers Make a Tunnel

How workers dig a tunnel. Nonfiction, Lexile 330L