Sample Pages
Each unit of the Top Kids series starts with an introduction to half of the target vocabulary for the unit. The words are presented with illustrations to "define" the words visually for students. This presentation of words is followed by a large illustration showing the characters of the series playing, using objects, or interacting with each other in ways to show the target vocabulary in context. Students should be encouraged to use these large illustrations like seek-and-find puzzles, locating each of the given target vocabulary in the picture.

At the bottom of the first page of each unit, students will find a simple speaking activity that gives them the chance to practice the words orally in pairs, in small groups, or as a class.

The second page of the unit presents one of the target language patterns of the unit. Students are first presented with illustrations that demonstrate the spoken patterns in use by characters in the series. A productive activity then follows in which students practice the given pattern.

At the bottom of the page, students will find a second speaking activity that builds on the vocabulary and patterns previously presented, reinforcing the target language studied up to this point in the unit.
The next two pages of the unit present the second half of the target vocabulary for the unit along with additional target language patterns. Again, the words are presented with illustrations that visually define the words for students. This presentation of words is followed by a reading activity in which students demonstrate comprehension of the new words.

At the bottom of the page, students will find another simple speaking activity that gives them the chance to practice the words orally in pairs, in small groups, or as a class.

The fourth page of the unit presents the second target language patterns of the unit. Again, students are first presented with illustrations that demonstrate the spoken patterns in use, and this is followed by a productive activity in which students practice the given pattern.

At the bottom of the page, students will find two oral activities: the first is a speaking activity that practices the vocabulary and patterns just studied and the second is a song for students to sing based on the unit's target vocabulary and patterns.
The next two pages of the unit present a dialogue for students to study and role play, a value or citizenship topic for students to talk about, and a phonics review page.

The dialogue at the top of the page demonstrates the value or citizenship topic through a situation in which various Top Kids characters interact. The language presented in the dialog focuses on phrases and sentences that are both simple and useful for children who are learning English.

The value or citizenship topic is then presented for students. In lower levels, the topics are presented along with scenes in which the topics may or may not appear. Students should decide which scenes relate to the unit's value or citizenship topic. In higher levels, the topics are presented with language patterns that students must match to the given topic.
Each unit in the Top Kids series ends with either expansion activity pages or reading pages. Activity pages in the lower levels of the series focus on useful classroom language for students and simple projects for students to create and talk about. All readings in the series are accompanied by reading comprehension questions below the texts.