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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

Billy Mills, Olympic Star

Billy Mills, a Native American runner, won an Olympic gold medal for the 10,000 meters in 1964. Nonfiction, Lexile 640L
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Running with Jennifer

Jennifer and Tara figure out how to keep a running date using technology. Fiction, Lexile 550L
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Rhino Rescue

Workers from a rescue center help a rhino stuck in a mud pit. Nonfiction
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The Rhino Road Stop

Travelers in India stop to help rescue a baby rhino. Fiction, Lexile 840L
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