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Kites
Up, Up and Away!

Kites
Kites


Up, Up and Away!
Print Up, Up and Away! Reading Comprehension with Fifth Grade Work

Print Up, Up and Away! Reading Comprehension

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grade 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.8

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    cellular, kite-maker, Rokkaku, tubby, striking, priest, triangular, fortune, phoenix, traveled, lines, tingle, battle, stunt, appear, journey
     content words:    Mo Zi, Marco Polo, One Chinese, Pig General, Long Beach, Pacific Ocean


Up, Up and Away!
By Colleen Messina
  

1     Kites have been around for a long time. The Chinese invented kites nearly 3,000 years ago. One story says that a determined man named Mozi had an idea as he watched a flying bird. He spent three years making the first kite.
 
2     The Chinese perfected the art of creating kites. Kites became part of many Chinese festivals. Pictures of kites were also on vases and in paintings. But kites flew in many places other than China! Marco Polo visited China in the 13th century and brought kites back to Europe with him. Europeans loved them, and the art of kiting took off!
 
3     Many kites have stories behind them. One Chinese novel, Journey to the West, was written around 1400 AD. In the story, a priest traveled with three students. One student was a monkey. A second student was a man with pig ears, called the Pig General. He had a trembling, tubby tummy hanging over his pants, which were stuffed into big black boots. The third student was a former sea monster. These characters often appear on Chinese kites.

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