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Benchmark Passages

Assess with Printable Running Records

Raz-Plus provides printable and digital Benchmark Passages and Benchmark Books for assessing students and informing instruction.

  • Sit one-on-one with each student to observe qualitative reading behavior.
  • Score a printed running record as a student reads aloud for quantitative measures.

Learn more About Running Records on Raz-Plus.

Find students' reading ability 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 provide effective reading instruction for students and to assess their readiness to progress to more difficult text.

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The Animals in Summer
The Animals in Summer
Nonfiction, Lexile BR60L
The Little House
The Little House
Fiction, Lexile BR80L
My Animals
My Animals
Fiction, Lexile BR40L
A little boy has many toy animals.
The Spring Day
The Spring Day
Nonfiction, Lexile BR10L
He Has Two
He Has Two
Fiction, Lexile BR10L
Here is a Number
Here is a Number
Nonfiction, Lexile BR110L
This Plane
This Plane
Nonfiction, Lexile BR90L
Three Birds
Three Birds
Fiction, Lexile BR90L
Ted Sees a Pond
Ted Sees a Pond
Fiction, Lexile 40L
Near the Pond
Near the Pond
Nonfiction, Lexile BR50L
Big and Little
Big and Little
Nonfiction, Lexile BR20L
We Read About Animals
We Read About Animals
Fiction, Lexile 50L
What Will You Have At a Party?
What Will You Have At a Party?
Nonfiction, Lexile 90L
Monkeys Have Many Feelings
Monkeys Have Many Feelings
Nonfiction, Lexile 150L
The Moon Can Look Different
The Moon Can Look Different
Fiction, Lexile 150L
It Is a Birthday Party
It Is a Birthday Party
Fiction, Lexile 170L
Animals Like to Eat
Animals Like to Eat
Nonfiction, Lexile 80L
At the Playground
At the Playground
Fiction, Lexile 120L
We Use Our Senses
We Use Our Senses
Nonfiction, Lexile 90L
I See Tall Trees
I See Tall Trees
Fiction, Lexile 120L
Shoes in Different Seasons
Shoes in Different Seasons
Nonfiction, Lexile 150L
Where Birds Make Nests
Where Birds Make Nests
Nonfiction, Lexile 210L
Jen and Ben Learn About Farms
Jen and Ben Learn About Farms
Fiction, Lexile 160L
I Need Shoes to Play Soccer
I Need Shoes to Play Soccer
Fiction, Lexile 350L
Colors
Colors
Nonfiction, Lexile 270L
Workers Make a Tunnel
Workers Make a Tunnel
Nonfiction, Lexile 330L
Energy Helps My Body Move
Energy Helps My Body Move
Fiction, Lexile 180L
Jake Sees a Tunnel
Jake Sees a Tunnel
Fiction, Lexile 250L
Steps to Make a Garden
Steps to Make a Garden
Nonfiction, Lexile 360L
How to Penguin Dance
How to Penguin Dance
Nonfiction, Lexile 270L
Sally's Bath
Sally's Bath
Fiction, Lexile 420L
Fruit From My Garden
Fruit From My Garden
Fiction, Lexile 470L
Brain Works
Brain Works
Nonfiction, Lexile 330L
Dinner with the Animals
Dinner with the Animals
Fiction, Lexile 330L
Hide and Seek Games
Hide and Seek Games
Nonfiction, Lexile 480L
Hide and Seek with Tank
Hide and Seek with Tank
Fiction, Lexile 280L
Giant Squid
Giant Squid
Nonfiction, Lexile 430L
We Love Bamboo
We Love Bamboo
Nonfiction, Lexile 360L
Monsters Are Not Real
Monsters Are Not Real
Fiction, Lexile 290L
Dark Night on the Water
Dark Night on the Water
Fiction, Lexile 460L
I Want a Leopard
I Want a Leopard
Fiction, Lexile 350L
Fossils
Fossils
Nonfiction, Lexile 470L
Leopards
Leopards
Nonfiction, Lexile 390L
The Laughing Lady
The Laughing Lady
Fiction, Lexile 460L
The Treasure Map
The Treasure Map
Fiction, Lexile 430L
The Great Zoo Escape
The Great Zoo Escape
Fiction, Lexile 440L
The Bronx Zoo Cares
The Bronx Zoo Cares
Nonfiction, Lexile 540L
Map Tools
Map Tools
Nonfiction, Lexile 390L
Peanut Butter: An American Favorite
Peanut Butter: An American Favorite
Nonfiction, Lexile 560L
Home for Lunch
Home for Lunch
Fiction, Lexile 540L