عنوان مقاله [English]
Background: Reading as an important skill in the realm of literacy has been accompanied by a great amount of literature. According to the literature on the topic, the strengthening and using this skill involves mastering some strategies which cannot be inevitable in the natural process of reading comprehension. In spite of the practical use of such strategies in English textbooks as first or second language in various societies, we do not know how Persian Reading textbooks in Iranian Education System use such strategies.
Purpose: This investigation seak to know whether Persian Reading textbooks had used strategiy based – skill approach to teach reading or not?
Method: At first the most significant strategies in the field of reading comprehension skill are descriptively and analytically introduced. Then, to assess their variety and functionality, some lessons of the primary Persian Reading textbooks (grades 3, 4, 5 and 6) are studied.
Findings: Based on the findings which show a significant gap between such books and an acceptable situation, it is concluded that teach reading is not a strategy-based skill in such books. Undoubtedly, making use of the findings of such studies which have not been consider, can both be turned into a basis for developing such reading books by textbook developers and be used as a pretext for teaching reading skills by language teachers.