Comprehension Levels of Reading Exercises in Look Ahead English Coursebooks

Ria Elfrida Shinta Rouli Sirait


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.

Full Text:




  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2014 Ria Elfrida Shinta Rouli Sirait

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

International Journal of English Language Education    E-mail:    Copyright © Macrothink Institute    ISSN 2325-0887

To make sure that you can receive messages from us, please add the '' domain to your e-mail 'safe list'. If you do not receive e-mail in your 'inbox', check your 'bulk mail' or 'junk mail' folders.