Category : Latest Publications
REVAMPING READING FLUENCY IN THE CLASSROOM VIA POSITIVE VERBAL REINFORCEMENT
NNEKA CHINENYE NJOKU
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
NGOZI EZINNE CHARLES-OWUAMANAM
DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES AND HUMANITIES
SCHOOL OF GENERAL STUDIES, A.I.F.C.E OWERRI
Literature indicates that reading is one of the basic language skills that prove problematic to children learning English as a second language. The study is an assessment of the impact of verbal reinforcement on pupils’ motivation in teaching reading skills to secondary school students. The purpose was to investigate whether verbal reinforcement in teaching reading fluency skills influences the motivation of this group. B.F Skinner’s theory of positive reinforcement was used as a theoretical framework to back this study. The session discusses the findings.