Teacher candidates' use of questioning skills in during-reading and post-reading strategies

AKKAYA N., Demirel M. V.

4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.4301-4305 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.244
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.4301-4305
  • Keywords: Teacher Candidates, Questioning Skills, Fictional Text, Informative Text
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Reading is a complex cognitive process in which symbols are perceived through senses and interpreted. By using a set of strategies in pre-reading, during-reading and post-reading, individuals can achieve an effective reading process. To maintain the knowledge after the reading, post-reading strategies such as summarizing, answering comprehension questions about the text, combining and evaluating should be used. Questioning is one of the activities improving individuals' comprehension and high-level cognitive processes in during-reading and post-reading. Questions asked after the reading are important since it facilitates comprehension by enabling the readers to synthesize new knowledge with the pre-existed one, enrich their imagination, and improve their creativity. The aim of this study is to identify Turkish language teacher candidates' level of questioning skills in while-reading and post-reading strategies.