The Phillie Phanatic is the star of ten children's books and as a result has helped turn his love of reading into the exciting Be a Phanatic About Reading literacy program for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. The program, presented by Comcast, was created to encourage children to improve their literacy skills by reading for a minimum of 15 minutes a day. In 2013/14 the program enrolled over 75,000 students and the Phanatic hopes that students will keep reading this summer and be back and reading with him when the school year starts in September!
For information on how your classroom can be a part of Be a Phanatic About Reading, email email@example.com.
The program is divided into two levels: one for children in grades K through 3 and the other for grades 4 through 8. Children will be asked to spend a minimum of 15 minutes a day reading whatever book they select. Younger children will be given Phanatic coloring sheets to color in once they have attained their goal while older children will be asked to record the book they read and write a few sentences on their favorite part of the book. The Phillie Phanatic will make a special visit to the top performing schools. To qualify for a Phanatic visit, children will report their progress to their teachers who in turn will tell the Phillies how the children have done in their reading endeavors. From that progress report, schools will be selected for a school visit.
In 2014/15 the Be a Phanatic About Reading program is going to be better than ever and the Phanatic does not want you or your students to miss out on the fun. For information on how to register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-463-1000.
Classrooms have the opportunity to win a special visit from the Phillie Phanatic. To qualify for a Phanatic visit, children will report their progress to their teachers who in turn will tell the Phillies how the children have done in their reading endeavors. From that progress report, the top performing classrooms/schools will be selected for a Phanatic visit. Visits will be scheduled between January and May.
The Phillies celebrated literacy during the Friday, May 30 Be a Phanatic About Reading Literacy Night presented by Comcast. On this night, the Most Outstanding and Most Improved Readers in the programs were honored.
Students, teachers and their families participating in the program received a special $6 discount off of tickets $38 and below.
That night, fans 14 and under received a copy of the Phanatic's newest book "The Phillie Phanatic's One-Man Band".
The book details how the Phillie Phanatic and his musical friends came to the rescue to keep the Phillies and their fans rockin' and rollin' during another memorable night at the ballpark.
At every gate, the Phillies collected hundreds of new and gently used books to benefit PHILADELPHIA READS.
Due to the musical theme of the book, the Phanatic invited non-profit Musicopia to the game to perform at the entrance gates and on-field prior to the game. Additionally, two Musicopia Schools received guitars for their music program courtesy of Fender Musical Instruments.
This program has been terrific for reluctant readers. It has been especially rewarding for students that were not motivated readers. It has been rewarding to watch these young readers become more fluent readers.
I used the reading program as an incentive to motivate my students to read. The program was just, simply, fun! Everyone loves the Phanatic and anything to do with him.
I have used the program since September. My students have actively kept the reading log to show their reading. Thank you very much. I will look forward to doing this awesome program again next year.
I would like to commend you and the Phillies organization for taking part in such an important area of student development. As a Reading Specialist, I am thrilled to see organizations that kids so passionately care for develop programs to encourage the whole child! I am equally as impressed with the knowledge of reading research that is included in your letter.
Thank you for providing my class with this opportunity. They are really enjoying the challenge. I am proud to see that I am seeing many of my students showing a greater interest in reading.
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To learn how to enroll your school in the 2014/15 Be a Phanatic About Reading program presented by Comcast email email@example.com or call 215-463-1000.