Inside Reading Kite

School Subject

The colored tab at the top of each unit indicates the school subject the reading passage relates to.

Key Pattern

Key Pattern shows learners an example of the grammatical focus for each unit. Learners will encounter the key pattern in the reading passage and subsequent activities.

Picture Reading

Picture Reading requires learners to complete a sentence that refers to the unit photograph by choosing the correct word. This helps to spark learner’s interest and knowledge of the topic and gets them to engage with the picture.


Warm-up introduces learners to six new vocabulary items through a simple activity. The audio CD provides authentic pronunciation of each word or phrase for students to model.

Look and Say

Look and Say is a pre-reading activity. Learners interact with the illustration for the reading passage for the reading passage. This helps to activate schemata and provide discussion amongst the students.

Reading Passage

Reading Passage is a level-appropriate and presented in a variety of ways. Learners will encounter the key pattern and new vocabulary items in the text. The audio CD provides learners with the opportunity to listen to the passage.

Reading Comprehension

A helps learners to elicit both the main idea and specific information from the reading passage.

B allows learners to organize information in a systematic way for better understanding of the passage.

Word Practice

Word Practice assesses learners' understanding of the unit's vocabulary items.

Pattern Practice

Pattern Practice allows learners to use and recognize the unit’s key pattern in a similar context to demonstrate understanding.