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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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Dark Night on the Water

Great tentacles scare a sailor when they tug at a ship one night. Fiction, Lexile 460L

Monsters Are Not Real

A child is scared of what the night shadows might mean. Fiction, Lexile 290L

Giant Squid

Facts about giant squid Nonfiction, Lexile 430L

We Love Bamboo

Bamboo is an interesting plant that has many uses. Nonfiction, Lexile 360L