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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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The Battle of the Brains

A discussion between two students leads to correcting misunderstandings about the functions of the two sides of the brain. Fiction, Lexile 960L
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The Silent Rescue

Wilson quietly provides a foolish man help with an embarrassing problem on a hike. Fiction, Lexile 1060L
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The Founding of the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail was established in 1925 to provide a way to enjoy the American wilderness. Nonfiction, Lexile 1170L
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The Stroke of a Genius

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a researcher who studies the brain, experienced several symptoms of a stroke. Nonfiction, Lexile 1070L
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