This study aimed to investigate how prescribed ELT textbooks can be exploited to enhance students? reading comprehension of intermediates first year class in an educational institute. This research brings broader understanding of strategies to use ELT textbooks more effectively for teaching English Reading Comprehension skills to students. The rationale of the study stems from the need that teaching strategies for reading comprehension lead to increased awareness and use of the strategies which helps improve performance on commonly used comprehension measures. The
methodology adopted is Action Research which lies within the paradigms of Qualitative research and the results are reflected through the analysis of class observations, field notes, students? answer scripts, reflective journal and feedback through group interviews from the students. So, the teaching methods and practices are aimed to be improved through this research.
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