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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Building Robots, Building Skills

Students participate in robot-building competitions and develop skills. Nonfiction, Lexile 890L

The Gates of Art

Christo's The Gates in Central Park in New York City shows how art can make a lasting image in people's minds. Nonfiction, Lexile 770L

Ready, Set, Robot Race

A team of students checks that their robot is ready before a race. Fiction, Lexile 530L

The Rainbow Fence

Juanita and her classmates build a rainbow fence at school. Fiction, Lexile 830L