Bloom’s taxonomy is probably the most commonly used one among the cognitive process models. It is a classification system that emphasizes the procedures starting from remembering the knowledge to more complex cognitive levels like evaluating the knowledge. Firstly, the aim of this study has been to find out to what extent Bloom’s taxonomy is referred in reading comprehension questions of an English as a Foreign Language course book. With this in mind, the research question To what extent do the reading sections of the EFL course book Q: Skills for Success 4 Reading and Writing cover the lower and higher order cognition levels of Bloom’s taxonomy? was formulated. The EFL course book Q: Skills for Success 4 Reading and Writing by Oxford Publishing was analyzed through descriptive content analysis method. Findings of the study suggested that this analyzed course book lacked the higher level cognitive skills involved in Bloom’s Taxonomy. As a result, by means of the findings, some assumptions have been reached with the aim of suggesting how the course books which are being written or will be written should refer to Bloom’s taxonomy in their reading sections.


Bloom’s Taxonomy, Reading Skill, Reading Comprehension Questions

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Ömer Gökhan Ulum is a PhD Candidate at English Language Education Department of Çanakkale 18 Mart University (COMU) and a lecturer of English at Adana Science and Technology University, Turkey.Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: omergokhanulum@gmail.com.

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