Critical Thinking An Influential Factor in Developing English Reading Comprehension Performance

Reza Vaseghi, Reza Gholami, Hamed Barjesteh


Considering the substantial roles of EFL/ESL reading comprehension and critical thinking skills, it can be noted that these two variables are required for students to succeed in academic English settings. This paper aims at reviewing the various pedagogical approaches and theories in critical thinking, reading comprehension and critical reading. It also highlights the significance of critical thinking in reading instruction by describing the major aspects of critical thinking that could be most effective to learners’ reading comprehension performance. Finally, it examines the related theoretical and empirical studies in line with the goal of this study.


Critical Thinking; Reading Comprehension; Critical Reading

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