This free reading passage about Bottlenose Dolphins is in the MAZE assessment format. This means that the passage is altered so that every few words the reader is prompted to select the word that makes the most sense out of three possible answers. This forces the reader to think about what words would have the best meaning in light of the passage. The reader must be familiar with both the content of the passage and basic sentence structure.
The passage is also followed by detailed instructions on how to score the MAZE assessments. Remember this passage is geared toward reading comprehension and not fluency assessment.
This passage is targeted at grades 3 and above. It is approximately 300 words in length and provides interesting and accurate information about Bottlenose dolphins.
This passage is part of my Amazing Animals MAZE Reading Comprehension Pack
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