Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 9)

Analyzing Teacher's Questions in Reading Activity

Authors
Muhammad Hasanul Aqil
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Muhammad Hasanul Aqil
Available Online November 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/conaplin-16.2017.64How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Teacher Question; Reading Activity
Abstract

Teacher's questions play significant part in teaching unexceptionally in teaching reading. Ineffective questions made by teachers lead to misconception among the students. Besides, the domination of low level type of questions within reading class has low access in promoting reading comprehension. This study was focused on investigating the types of questions used by teacher and the purposes underlying the questions in reading activity. The study used qualitative method by observing reading classroom interaction specifically in teacher's questions. The findings showed that teacher applied various types of questions during a reading lesson with the most frequent use of convergent (50,41%/61 of 121) and display (75,20%/91 of 121) type of questions. It also revealed that mostly the purposes underlying teacher's questioning was to encourage students' thinking and focus on the content of reading text (38.01%/46 of 121). By the frequent number of both convergent and display questions dominating the reading classroom, it can be concluded that teacher still used typically lower-level type of question. It was then suggested that teacher purposely plans and promotes higher-level type of question for the future classrooms.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 9)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
November 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-322-7
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/conaplin-16.2017.64How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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