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BENCHMARK PASSAGES & RUNNING RECORDS

Find students' instructional levels by assessing their reading skills with developmentally appropriate texts while recording reading behavior. Benchmark Passages are short text selections that are one part of a three-part process to help place students at their instructional levels for leveled reading sessions and to assess their readiness to progress to the next level.

Digital Running Records on Raz-Plus

With our Online Running Record tool, Raz-Plus or Raz-Kids members can:
  • Assign and listen to recordings of Benchmark Passages and Books.
  • Score recordings using an online running record tool.
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Showing 4 of 116 Passages

Dark Night on the Water

Great tentacles scare a sailor when they tug at a ship one night. Fiction, Lexile 460L
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Monsters Are Not Real

A child is scared of what the night shadows might mean. Fiction, Lexile 290L
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Giant Squid

Facts about giant squid Nonfiction, Lexile 430L
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We Love Bamboo

Bamboo is an interesting plant that has many uses. Nonfiction, Lexile 360L
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