The Cruciality of Using Literature to Enhance Reading Comprehension Skills


  • Dr. Khaled Hassan Ali Eltayb Faculty of Arts. English Language Department, Omdurman Ahlia University, Sudan



Literature; Reading Comprehension Skills; Skimming; Scanning.


This paper attempted to shade the light upon “The cruciality of teaching Literature to enhance reading comprehension skills”, is conducted to find out the role and importance of teaching literature in developing comprehension skills in tertiary level. The researcher adopted descriptive analysis method, the population of this study of (30) English language teachers from different Sudanese universities. Date was gathered by questionnaire. The researcher used a statistical package for social studies (SPSS package). The study comes up with followings: Teaching literature in language courses helps students to develop Reading Comprehension skills, teaching literature in reading lessons helps students to develop skimming and scanning techniques, literature presents valuable material to teach reading comprehension lesson, literature is a good way to practice acquiring quick information from the texts, and teaching literature develops students’ interpretative abilities. 


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How to Cite

Hassan Ali Eltayb, D. K. . (2020). The Cruciality of Using Literature to Enhance Reading Comprehension Skills. International Journal Online of Humanities, 6(4), 44–59.