An investigation into motivational techniques teachers use in reading classes: Agaro and Gembe High Schools grade 10 in focus
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The purpose of this study was to identify activities that need consideration in designing and implementing motivational techniques in reading lesson. For this reason, this investigation was made on teachers' use of motivational techniques for reading classes. The study was conducted in a sample of 10 teachers and 100 purposefully selected grade ten students of Agaro and Gembe Secondary schools. To collect the required data for the study, questionnaires, Classroom observations and interview were used as an instrument. The data gathered indicated that, the implementation of additional reading materials in reading classroom was neglected. In addition to this, teachers practice of using different reading activities that engage students in reading were not given due attention. Moreover, with regard to teachers' role of provision of support/assistance was very limited. In addition as the finding depicted even though teachers aware of motivational techniques, they do not implement it in reading classes. Therefore, to minimize the problem and to design motivational techniques to engage students in reading tasks the researcher recommends that, effort should be made in using additional reading materials that arise students engagement in reading, teachers should also develop practical skills and put their beliefs/awareness into action to their regarding motivational techniques in teaching reading, and the Ministry of Education and other responsible bodies need to offer trainings to secondary school English language teachers on the implementation of the teaching reading in motivating way and also conducting continuous research which help to identify teachers' pedagogical support students need to get are great concerns.