Analysis of Reading Activities: The Case of Grade 11 text Book.
Hailu, Alemu (PhD)
The main target of this study was to analyze the reading activities of grade 11
currently in use English textbook. Moreover, the study focused on the different
kinds of reading activities and in which question types or tasks it was designed.
The subjects of the study were 60 students from four sections (i.e, from each
section 15 students selected) and four English teachers from grade 11, enrolled
in 2006E.C. academic year. Then, the researcher were selected the subjects or
students by random sampling and four grade 11 teachers in purposively
To obtain data, the researcher used textbook analysis, students' questionnaire,
and teachers' interview. The data collected by using these tools were analyzed
by frequencies of the tasks/activities in newly revised grade 11 English
textbook. In relation to this, textbook data and teachers' interview were analyzed
qualitatively whereas students' questionnaire analyzed in quantitative method of
The major findings of the study was to show the variety and flexibility of the
reading activities such as how the reading activities were presented and/or
distributed in the textbook and in which type of questions did they constructed.
For example, reading for: details, main ideas, word-attack skills, information
transfer skills, predicting skill were designed below average. Next to this,
reading for: overall idea, references, relating to their own idea, designed in
moderate ways that help readers in developing the reading skills of the
language. On the other hand, reading for: specific information and inferences
stated more than average and both help the learners for selective reading
purpose and for deducing or generalizing the text by using inference so as to
understand the intention of the writer.
Finally, based, on the insights obtained from the findings of the study, certain
remedial suggestions such as what kinds of activities should be included in the
textbook, emphasis of comprehension questions that designed in connection to
the expected goals; developing reading skills have been stated.
Addis Ababa University
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