FUNCTION OF BARRETT’S TAXONOMY • The Barrett Taxonomy designed originally to assist classroom teachers in developing comprehension questions and / or test questions for reading .

Levels of The Barrett Taxonomy • • • • • LEVEL 1: Literal Comprehension LEVEL 2: Reorganization Level 3: Inferential Comprehension LEVEL 4: Evaluation LEVEL 5: Appreciation .

Reading Comprehension BARRETT’S TAXONOMY .

1. .Literal comprehension • Involve recognition and recall of ideas and information.

2. . Reorganization • Dealing with the organizing of ideas and information.

• Reorganization tasks are:  classifying  Outlining  Summarizing  Synthesizing .

3. . Inferential comprehension • Ideas and information are used as the basis for making intelligent hypotheses .

Evaluation • Requiring response indicating that an evaluative judgment has been made.4. .

and structures . and the emotional response to. styles. literary techniques. Appreciation • Involving all the above related dimension of reading . and requiring to be interesting and emotionally. forms. • Appreciation includes both the knowledge of. (affectively) sensitive to the ideas and information in the reading selection.5.


– literal comprehension. – critical reading. – interpretation. . – creative reading.Level in reading skill The level we have identified are: – recognition of words. – association of meaning with symbols.

Recognition of words • mean the ability to translate orally or sub vocally the written symbol into a spoken word .

and then recognises it in different contexts. we say he/she has learnt a new concept.Association of meaning with symbols • When the learner comes across a new word and learns it. .

.Literal comprehension • Involves skills reading for facts and central ideas. noting down supporting arguments.

. the reader is able to make inferences and draw conclusions.Then.INTERPRETATION • Combine ideas together that have connections between the reader about he or she past reading and life experience.

Critical reading • Ability to analyze. evaluate and synthesize of what they have read. • Can make their own judgment .

Creative reading • come up with new or effective alternative ideas and solutions to those presented by the writer .

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