Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume.8 Number 3, September 2017                                             Pp. 207 -221

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Jordanian Female Ninth-Grade Students’ Attitudes towards Using Questioning Strategies
in Critical Reading

 Maysa’a Issa Alshabatat
Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Faculty of Education
Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan



Students’ attitudes towards questioning strategies play an important role for its implementation success or failure. This study aims to investigate the students’ attitudes towards questioning strategies of critical reading skills among Jordanian female ninth-grade students in Al Qaser Directorate of Education. A semi-structured interview instrument was used to assess students’ attitudes. Data were collected from students at three public schools located in Qaser, Karak, Jordan. A total of 85 students participated in this present study. The sample which includes interviewees was 15 students. Overall, students showed favorable attitudes towards questioning strategies. However, some students faced some challenges by using these strategies e.g. self- questioning strategy. In light of these results, several recommendations were suggested to the Ministry of Education, English teachers and other researchers. The researcher also suggested that further research should be carried out on other school levels for boys and girls in order to support or refute the results of this study.
Keywords: critical reading, Jordanian female students, questioning strategies, self questioning, students’ attitudes

Cite as: Alshabatat, M. I.  (2017). Jordanian Female Ninth-Grade Students’ Attitudes towards Using Questioning Strategies in Critical Reading.
Arab World English Journal, 8 (3).


Maysa’a Issa AlShabatat is a professor assistant at Ministry of Education. She studied M.A in
Mu’tah University and B.A. in Jordan University. She lives in Karak, Jordan. She had taught in
Saudi Arabia universities for two years and worked with different organizations. Now, she is
working on teacher’s education by designing teacher’s training programs and train teachers. She
believes that teaching is a noble mission just you need to believe in change to achieve your goals.