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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

A Night in the Trees

A boy is nervous about camping overnight until he learns he'll be in a tree house. Fiction, Lexile 740L
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Making Cars

Learn how cars are put together. Nonfiction, Lexile 960L
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Homes High in the Trees

Members of the Kombai tribe live in hand-built tree houses. Nonfiction, Lexile 960L
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The Reading Chair

Daniella's father builds her a chair. Fiction, Lexile 760L
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