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.

Summer Reading Clinic at UCF Main Campus

(Daily three-week clinic)

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? 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.

Register for the summer reading clinic and the digital storytelling camp for a full day of reading and fun!

Dates: June 3 - June 21, 2019 (Monday-Friday)
Time: 10 a.m. to noon and one night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $200.00
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Michelle Kelley
Questions: Contact Kristan Priske

Summer Reading Camp at UCF South Lake Campus in Clermont

Children will explore a variety of genres through interactive activities that inspire a passion for reading. Students in grades K-5 will pair up with an undergraduate education student for individualized support in developing their reading, writing and thinking abilities. Our three-week camp will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 4 - 20, 2019
Time: 5:00 to 6:15 p.m.
Cost: $70
Faculty Supervisor: Ms. Marni Kay
Note: Registration is not transferable to the UCF Main Campus Reading Clinic.

UCF Saturday Reading Camp at OCPS Academic Center for Excellence

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. Three separate weekly sessions are available. The final session includes a parent celebration where students showcase their digital stories.

Register for the digital storytelling camp and the summer reading clinic (UCF main campus) for a full day of reading and fun!

Dates: Monday – Friday, 12:30 to 3:30pm
Session 1: June 3 - June 7, 2019
Session 2: June 10 - June 14, 2019
Session 3: June 17 - June 21, 2019
Cost: $150.00
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Taylar Wenzel
Questions: Contact Kristan Priske

Reading Clinic Directors

Michelle Kelley, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

Reading Education



Taylar Wenzel, Ed.D.

Associate Lecturer

Elementary Education