Registration for the 2014-15 season is CLOSED

The RIC Program

Reading Is Cool presented by Comerica Bank is a free and unique literacy program focused on public K-6 grade classrooms in Santa Clara County and southern Alameda County (Fremont, Newark and Union City), although private schools and schools outside of our geographic area are eligible for some elements. It promotes the importance of reading while sharing the excitement and enjoyment of a good book. Through a multifaceted approach that includes exclusive experiences and incentives, students are encouraged to succeed as individual readers and as a classroom team.

This program is designed for individual classrooms and runs from October through April, parallel to the San Jose Sharks regular season. The best feature of the Reading Is Cool presented by Comerica Bank program is that it is easy to integrate and teachers make it fit their class' needs! Every teacher who registers will be provided:

  • A set of All-Star Reader medals
  • MVP Reader medal
  • Bookmarks for every student
  • Certificates of Participation for every student
  • Tracking Poster for students to record monthly totals
  • All-Star Reader Poster to acknowledge outstanding readers
  • Promotional poster for the classroom
  • A "thank you" gift for each participating teacher

Students track the number of pages they read each month on printable Student Reading Logs or an electronic Student Reading Log downloaded from the Reading Is Cool presented by Comerica Bank website. Teachers then report their class' total pages read each month online for consideration for class "team" prizes. For the individual awards, teachers select the student each month they feel is most deserving based on number of pages, minutes or books read, most improved or greatest effort. That's it!

Along the way there are other elements to Reading Is Cool presented by Comerica Bank that you can read about in the links above. They include visits from mascot S.J. Sharkie, Celebrity Story Hours, All-Star Reader Night and more!

If you are a private school or outside our geographic boundaries, please click here.

If you would like to be placed on our contact list for the 2015-16 season email:

Click here for photos and a full recap of the 2014-15 Reading Is Cool presented by Comerica Bank program.


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