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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Backyard Crocodile Relatives

A child learns that birds are the closest living relatives of crocodiles and alligators. Fiction, Lexile 510L

Planning a Mural

Students want to paint a mural on the local recycling center. Fiction, Lexile 550L

Crocodiles: The Cousins of Dinosaurs

Today's crocodiles are cousins to crocodiles alive at the time of the dinosaurs. Nonfiction, Lexile 680L

The Bigfoot Mural

Duane Flatmo has painted a Bigfoot mural on a hardware store. Nonfiction, Lexile 790L