The Reading Observation is provided so that teachers can perform running records with a familiar text. It is typically recommended that passages for running records be 100 to 150 words in length. Our lower level books do not usually have this much text and do not meet that recommendation. However, the Reading Level Benchmark Assessment within the n2y GPS may also provide the information needed. Reading passages for this assessment are specially written from levels A – F/G and these modified fluency passages are scored for an accuracy rating and comprehension.