Exploiting Narrative Literary Texts through Questions in Reading Comprehension

Davy Budiono


Teacher’s creativity is needed in developing the teaching
materials for reading comprehension. This assumption is concluded
based on a study that revealed that most students and teacher candidates
of English are having serious in both constructing and providing answers
to inferential and analytical questions. This article discusses the selection
and the exploitation of suitable narrative literary materials for teaching
reading comprehension. This paper begins with the discussion of the
advantages of using narrative literary texts in teaching reading
comprehension. It is followed by a short description on how literary texts
can be exploited by constructing closed and open questions based on
Barrett’s taxonomy of reading comprehension levels. However, as
teachers of English it is essential that the communicative aspects of
language learning should be kept in focus as individual answers may

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.33508/mgs.v0i29.580