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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Steeplechase Park

Steeplechase Park was an amusement park on Coney Island. Nonfiction, Lexile 1110L

The Green Town of Greensburg

Greensburg, Kansas, was destroyed by a tornado, but its residents rebuilt it as the first entirely "green" U.S. city. Nonfiction, Lexile 1110L

The Coaster Club Challenge

Twins each hope to win a trophy for riding the most roller coasters. Fiction, Lexile 940L

The Solar Car Race

A team in the Solar Car Challenge race must quickly fix a problem. Fiction, Lexile 1010L