Hots (Higher Order Thinking Skill) in Reading Exercise

Zaharil Anasy



The objective of this study is to get empirical evidence of the distribution of the higher order thinking skill based on the revised edition of Bloom’s Taxonomy in the essay question of the reading exercises in “Pathway to English textbook for the 11th grade of senior high school student.This study uses the content analysis method to identify specified characteristics of the material in the textbook. The data of essay reading questions are collected  by using “Pathway to English textbook” and the analysis card as the data sources and the checklist table. The writer finds that the distribution of the higher order thinking level is lower than the lower order thinking level. The data also shows that the distribution of the higher order thinking skill in the essay reading questions in the Pathway to English textbook is unequal. It doesn’t treat the higher order thinking skill properly, particularly the create skill which doesn’t exist in the essay reading questions. It only gives more emphasis on the analyzed skill by obtaining the highest number among the three skills in the higher order thinking level.


Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk mendapatkan bukti empiris distribusi keterampilan berpikir tingkat tinggi berdasarkan Taksonomi Bloom edisi revisi dalam pertanyaan esai latihan membaca "Pathway to English textbook" untuk siswa SMA kelas 11. Penelitian ini menggunakan metode analisis isi untuk mengidentifikasi karakteristik materi dalam buku teks.. Data pertanyaan membaca.esai dikumpulkan menggunakan "Pathway to English Textbook" dan kartu analisis sebagai sumber data dan tabel ceklis.. Penulis menemukan bahwa distribusi keterampilan berpikir tingkat tinggi lebih rendah dari keterampilan berpikir tingkat rendah. Data juga menunjukkan bahwa distribusi keterampilan berpikir tingkat tinggi dalam pertanyaan esai membaca dalam buku Pathway to English Textbook tidak seimbang. Buku ini tidak memperlakukan keterampilan berpikir tingkat tinggi dengan baik, terutama keterampilan yang tidak ada di pertanyaan membaca esai. Buku ini hanya memberikan penekanan lebih pada keterampilan yang dianalisis dengan mendapatkan jumlah tertinggi di antara tiga keterampilan berpikir tingkat tinggi.


How to Cite : Anasy, Z. (2016). Hots (Higher Order Thinking Skill) in Reading Exercise. TARBIYA: Journal Of Education In Muslim Society, 3(1), 51-63. doi:10.15408/tjems.v3i1. 3886.



HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Skill), Reading Exercise, pathway, English Textbook; kemampuan berpikir tingkat tinggi, latihan membaca, pathway, English Textbook


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