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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Chimp Astronaut

Enos the chimp tells about his orbital flight aboard a rocket in 1961. Fiction, Lexile 760L

Shuttles in Space

The characteristics of the space shuttle made it useful but expensive. Nonfiction, Lexile 1000L

Reptiles in Armor

There are many kinds of turtles. Nonfiction, Lexile 1030L

The Friendship: An African Folktale

Tortoise gives Eagle a lesson in friendship. Fiction, Lexile 1010L