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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 I

Dark Night on the Water

Great tentacles scare a sailor when they tug at a ship one night. Fiction, Lexile 460L
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Monsters Are Not Real

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

Facts about giant squid Nonfiction, Lexile 430L
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We Love Bamboo

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