Three very similar passages, each with comprehension questions.
Each passage gets a little bit harder, with more words.
#1 about 75 words
#2 about 90 words
#3 about 115 words
Use it with first and second graders to assess reading.
Reading = decoding + understanding
You can hold very short "reading meetings" with students, assess them, discuss their scores, and set up new goals.
Let me know if you found it useful. I will post the other passages if teachers find it useful. Thanks!