Michelle Martin’s Read-a-Rama Program Fights “the summer slide.”


Clemson 2010, Time to Read“The more diverse the kids, the better.” That is how Michelle Martin, Beverly Cleary Professor for Children and Youth Services, described the secret to the success of her 6-year-old Camp Read-a-Rama program.

Conceived while Martin taught English at Clemson University, Camp Read-a-Rama uses books and literacy activities as a springboard for all of the other hands-on and outdoor activities that camp offers, including crafts, games, swimming, and field trips. Children, ages 4 to 11, from a range of socioeconomic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and of varying skill levels, attend. Read more here.