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The article aimed at analysis of the level of questions used in the English textbook entitled “Stop Bullying Now” for XI grade of Senior High School published by the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture in 2017. This analysis used Barrett's taxonomy to test reading comprehension questions in the book with content analysis of qualitative research. There are five levels of reading comprehension questions based on Barrett's taxonomy, namely literal comprehension, reorganization, inferential, evaluation, and appreciation. Inferential, evaluation and appreciation indicate high level of reading comprehension (HOTS. The results show that the level of literal comprehension (7, 45%), reorganization (0 %), inferential (39, 36%), evaluation (36, 17%) and appreciation (17, 02 %). This shows that higher level comprehension is still dominant than lower level but the level does not spread evenly in all text. Therefore, teachers need to practice to compile reading comprehension questions with spread evenly in all text.

Keywords: reading comprehension; question; critical thinking; Barrett’s Taxonomy


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