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Read and Understand Poetry: 'The Kite'

In this worksheet, students read the poem 'The Kite' by Harry Behn and answer questions about it.

'Read and Understand Poetry: 'The Kite'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Comprehension

Curriculum subtopic:   Listen to and Discuss Texts

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

This poem is called 'The Kite' and was written by Harry Behn. Read it aloud and try to picture the kite in your head as you read.





The Kite

How bright on the blue

Is a kite when it's new!


With a dive and a dip

It snaps its tail

Then soars like a ship

With only a sail


As over tides

Of wind it rides


Climbs to the crest

Of a gust and pulls

Then seems to rest

As wind falls.


When string goes slack

You wind it back


And run until

A new breeze blows

And its wings fill

And up it goes!


How bright on the blue

Is a kite when it's new!


But a raggeder thing

You will never see

When it flaps on a string

In the top of a tree.





In this worksheet you will be asked questions about the poem. Remember that you can look at it again by clicking the Help button.

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