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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.

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Steeplechase Park

Steeplechase Park was an amusement park on Coney Island. Nonfiction, Lexile 1110L

The Green Town of Greensburg

Greensburg, Kansas, was destroyed by a tornado, but its residents rebuilt it as the first entirely "green" U.S. city. Nonfiction, Lexile 1110L

The Coaster Club Challenge

Twins each hope to win a trophy for riding the most roller coasters. Fiction, Lexile 940L

The Solar Car Race

A team in the Solar Car Challenge race must quickly fix a problem. Fiction, Lexile 1010L