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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

Chimp Astronaut

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

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

There are many kinds of turtles. Nonfiction, Lexile 1030L
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The Friendship: An African Folktale

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