UCF K-6 Reading Clinics

The UCF K-6 Reading Clinics were developed by Reading and Language Arts Education faculty members with the intent to promote effective literacy instruction in education.

Current and future impact include:

  • Providing high quality literacy instruction through the development of various reading clinics (interwoven with education coursework to offer authentic teaching experiences for our college’s education students)
  • Providing reading and writing enrichment opportunities for local students (grades 1-8) through summer digital storytelling camps
  • Establishing links with the community that are supportive of literacy efforts
  • Collaborating with local districts and schools to promote quality literacy instruction
  • Promoting family literacy development
  • Providing context for focused research efforts of UCF faculty and graduate students

We collaborate with local school districts, the City of Orlando and the John H. Jackson Community Center. Organizations interested in collaborating with the UCF K-6 Reading Clinics should contact Dr. Michelle Kelley or Dr. Taylar Wenzel.

UCF K-6 Reading Clinics

The college offers reading clinics for K-6 students each semester (fall, spring, and summer). Clinics are offered at two campuses: UCF Main Campus and UCF South Lake Campus in Clermont. Additionally, the college and the City of Orlando operates a Saturday reading program in the Parramore neighborhood.

UCF Main Campus

Spring Reading Clinic for K-6 Students
Would your child benefit from more one-to-one and small group instruction in reading and writing? Would you like more specific information about your child's reading performance and at-home suggestions?

The College of Community Innovation and Education offers reading clinics for K-6 students on UCF's main campus. Your child will be paired with an undergraduate education student for individualized support in developing their reading, writing, and thinking abilities. Reading and Language Arts faculty supervise the clinics. The final session includes a parent conference with suggested at-home activities.

Dates: Thursdays, January 24 – April 18, 2019
Time: 4:30pm-5:45pm
Cost: $100 per child
Faculty Supervisors: Dr. Taylar Wenzel and Ms. Analexis Kennedy
Questions: Contact Kristan Priske

UCF South Lake Campus in Clermont

Summer Reading Camp
Reading is fun and this camp will explore reading through interactive activities, exploring a variety of genres and getting students excited about reading! The camp will pair students in grades K-5 with an undergraduate education student for individualized support in developing their reading, writing, and thinking abilities.

Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 4-20, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Faculty Supervisor: Ms. Marni Kay
Questions: Contact Marni Kay
Note: Registration is not transferable to the UCF Main Campus Reading Clinic.

UCF Saturday Reading Camp at John H. Jackson Community Center

The UCF College of Community Innovation and Education, in collaboration with the City of Orlando, operates a unique Reading Camp Program on Saturday mornings during both the fall and spring semesters. Elementary children (Kindergarten through Grade Six) receive free tutoring in reading by UCF teacher education students. Undergraduates in the Elementary Education program are afforded this unique, multicultural experience. In addition, parents of the children receiving the personalized reading instruction participate in a Parent Education Program focused on helping their child improve his/her reading abilities at home. This occurs while the children are tutored in reading.

For further information, contact Dr. Taylar Wenzel.

Digital Storytelling Camp

Every summer, the college offers a digital storytelling camp. Students in grades K-6 combine literacy, visual arts and technology while embarking on reading adventures. Two to three separate weekly sessions are available. The final session includes a parent celebration where students showcase their digital stories.

Dates: Dates will be announced during the spring term.
Cost: $125.00
Location: UCF Main Campus
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Michelle Kelley and Dr. Taylar Wenzel

Reading Clinic Directors

Michelle Kelley, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

Reading Education



Taylar Wenzel, Ed.D.

Associate Lecturer

Elementary Education