The Phillie Phanatic is the star of children's books and as a result has turned his love of reading into the exciting Phanatic About Reading program presented by Comcast. Founded in 2004, the program encourages students in grades K-8 to read for a minimum of 15 minutes a day to improve their literacy skills. Area teachers can enroll their classrooms now and join the nearly 40,000 already reading with the Phanatic!
For information on how your classroom can be a part of Phanatic About Reading during the 2016-2017 school year, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children will be asked to spend a minimum of 15 minutes a day reading whatever book they select. The Phillie Phanatic will make a special visit to the top performing schools. To qualify for a Phanatic visit, teachers will report on student's reading achievements, and from that progress report, schools will be selected for a visit.
For information on how to register, e-mail email@example.com or call 215-463-1000.
On Saturday, May 21, 2016, The Phillies and the Phanatic hosted their annual Comcast Phanatic About Reading Night. Fans 14 and under received a copy of the The Phillie Phanatic's Galapagos Gang, the newest book in his children's book series. Students, teachers and parents involved in the Phanatic About Reading program received an $8 discount off tickets in locations regularly priced $53 and under.
As part of the night, the Phanatic celebrated readers selected from the program during a special on field pregame ceremony.
Fans helped children across the region enjoy reading a little bit more by donating new or gently used children's book, benefitting PHILADELPHIA READS, at the entrance gates.
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.
If you don't see your School District, enroll your school and your district will be added to the list!
Make sure to check out all the books in the Phanatic book series.
To learn how to enroll your school in the Phanatic About Reading program presented by Comcast, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-463-1000.