The Application of Problem Chains in the Teaching of English Reading to Develop Students' Critical Thinking Skills

Journal: Region - Educational Research and Reviews DOI: 10.32629/rerr.v4i2.729

Yu He

China West Normal University


This article explains how teachers use the problem chain to help students develop critical thinking skills in the teaching of English reading in high school, in which the problem chain is used as a tool and the critical reading strategy is used as a path to cultivate students' critical thinking ability. Taking the national high-quality observation class as an example, this paper explains how to use the problem chain to develop students' critical thinking ability in the critical reading strategies of prediction, analysis, questioning, inference and evaluation.


problem chains; reading instruction; critical reading strategies; critical thinking skills


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