An action research was undertaken in reading and writing using a class of pre-service student teachers as participants. The problems the study addressed were lack of reading culture and very poor writing ability among the participants. The writer therefore engaged them in a ten — week reading activities. Also three writing topics were used for pre -study. post—study and writing process training purposes. Their post W writing showed a significant improvement over their previous writing. This showed that the series of reading the subjects were exposed to positively enhanced their writing competence. It was suggested that student teachers should be
made to engage in recreational reading so that they can impact positively on students at the secondary school level.