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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Flash Mobs!

Flash mobs are one-time group performances organized online and at short notice. Nonfiction, Lexile 840L

The Hidden House

Stephanie wants to visit June, if she can find her house. Fiction, Lexile 780L

The Field Day Flash Mob

A P. E. class creates a dance flash mob on field day. Fiction, Lexile 580L

Unusual Homes

Some people choose to create homes of unusual design. Nonfiction, Lexile 860L