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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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Incredible Shrinking Technology

Useful gadgets have grown smaller over time. Nonfiction, Lexile 910L
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The Crash

On the planet Marva, adults are addicted to Superior Contact phones. Fiction, Lexile 910L
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Mystery at the Beach

A family solves the mystery of tracks in the sand at the beach. Fiction, Lexile 680L
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The Magnificent Macaw

The scarlet macaw, a bird of Latin America, faces problems but also has allies to keep it from becoming extinct. Nonfiction, Lexile 980L
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