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Registration for the 2012-13 Reading Is Cool Presented by Comerica Bank program is now closed.
Registration for the 2013-14 season will open in mid-August.
For any questions, please contact Casey Meyers at email@example.com or email Reading Is Cool Presented by Comerica Bank at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a private school or outside our geographic boundaries, please click here.
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.
How does it work?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 Top Reader of the Month medals
- All-Star Reader medal* (From this point forward, any new registrations for 2012-13 will not receive the Reading is Cool medals)
- Bookmarks for every student
- Certificates of Participation for every student
- Incentive Poster reminding students of potential prizes
- Tracking Poster for students to record monthly totals
- Top Reader Poster to acknowledge outstanding readers
- A "thank you" gift for each participating teacher
Students track the number of pages they read each month on Student Reading Logs 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!