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Out of the Box Kites

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     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.88

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     challenging words:    inspiration, honeycomb, traveled, allow, during, inventor, fact, scientific, flying, pass, variety, also, different, weather, favorite, popular
     content words:    On February, Lawrence Hargrave, World War I.


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Out of the Box Kites
By Jody Williams
  

1     Kite flying has been a favorite way to pass the time for many years. One popular kite is a box kite. On February 15, 1893, Lawrence Hargrave flew his first box kite in Australia. Hargrave was an inventor. He was first interested in flying machines. He invented a variety of motors. Hargrave then moved on to designing kites. He developed a box kite. He called his box kite a cellular kite because it had two connected cells. He also thought that it looked like a honeycomb. .....
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