Comprehension Levels of Reading Exercises in Look Ahead English Coursebooks

Ria Elfrida Shinta Rouli Sirait

Abstract


Reading comprehension exercises are important to be presented following a reading text in a course book to help students develop their competences in comprehending the text. In addition, considering the psychological factor of the students, English syllabus of reading in KTSP suggests senior high school students to be able to comprehend the reading text critically. This study evaluated the comprehension levels of exercises in Look Ahead 1, 2 and 3. Evaluated using Anderson and Krathwol’s Reading Comprehension Taxonomy, the lower-order thinking levels of the reading taxonomy which were Remembering, Understanding, and Application taxonomies dominated the exercises in Look Ahead coursebooks. While there were only low numbers of the higher-order thinking exercises which included Analyzing, Evaluating, and Creating presented in the course books.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijele.v2i2.6307

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