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The World's Longest Rivers: the Yangtze River

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The World's Longest Rivers: the Yangtze River
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.94

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    power, population, hydroelectric, western, also, between, journey, dams, station, nature, eastern, electricity, land, city, large, narrow
     content words:    Yangtze River, East China Sea, Three Gorges Dam


The World's Longest Rivers: the Yangtze River
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     The Yangtze River, also called the Chang, is the third-longest river in the world. The Yangtze begins high in the snowy mountains of western China. More than 700 smaller streams and rivers drain into the Yangtze on its 3,988 mile journey across China. The river and its tributaries drain one-fifth of China's land. The river's mouth is found near Shanghai, China's largest city, where it empties into the East China Sea. More than one-third of China's population lives along the river. In eastern China, the river is wide and deep enough for large ships to travel from the ocean .....
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