|This study is made out in an attempt to establish our own reading theory through the terms about reading method of Toegye and Yulgok. For doing this, this study searches for the terms related to reading in all of the works of Toegye and Yulgok, classifies the aspects on the theory of reading method they suggested, and specifies the characteristics of the theory. As a result, this study is able to extract the terms related to the reading method in all of the works of Toegye and Yulgok so as to lay a foundation for the theory of classical reading. In addition, by presenting the meaning and the usages of the terms related to the reading method, this study is to inquire into the theoretical grounds and perspectives which are able to be settled into classical reading theory. It is not possible to say that this study is a comprehensive research for the classical reading theory because this study`s object of study is limited in the terms of Toegye and Yulgok. However, this study has a significant meaning in that this study reconsider the value of the classical reading theory by way of Toegye and Yulgok. It is necessary to carry out further studies on the classical reading theory with various kinds of reading theory in various periods, which will enable us to enlarge the prospect in the field of research on the classical reading theory, and also to establish our own classical reading theory which is differentiated from the western reading theory.