Reading Train is a three-level reading series for young learners of English. In each book, carefully graded reading passages are supported by a variety of exercises. By completing these exercises, students build vocabulary, extend grammatical knowledge, and progressively consolidate their reading skills. To make the passages and exercises appealing, the authors have created fun, same-aged characters for the fictional passages. In student books 2 and 3, these fictional passage are interspersed with a small number of non-fiction passages that reflect the varied interests of elementary school students. Reading Train also provides an easy-to-follow lesson format that enables students to actively take part in the reading and thinking process.