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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

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.

 

 

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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.

 

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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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