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.
Upon registration, classrooms receive:
- Rules of Being a Phanatic About Reading Program
- Be a Phanatic About Reading Bookmarks
- Coloring sheets for the younger children, writing sheets for the older children
- Evaluation form for the teacher
- Most Improved and Most Outstanding Reader nomination forms
- A favorite book nomination form for all students
Your classroom could win a special visit from the Phillie Phanatic
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.