September 13, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Venue: Royal Orchid Guam

Highlights from the May General Membership Meeting

May 2014 Newsletter

May 2014 Newsletter
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Guam Council of the International Reading Association Scholarship Now Available

Getting an IRA grant is the perfect opportunity for you to enhance your students' reading experience. For more information, see Evelyn Topasna and Geraldine Pablo at the Grants table.


Click on the following links to access important grant information and the IRA grant application, which are now Word-ready! Just download them, and you are ready to type!

IRA Grant Schedule for SY2013-2014

IRA Grant Application for SY2013-2014


Click on the following links to get access to the handouts that were disseminated during the monthly IRA meetings:
Graphic Organizers, Edmodo, & E-Portfolio Presentation by Geraldine Biliran
Four Square Graphic Organizer
Graphic Organizer - Writing Thesis Statements
Interactive Notebooks Presentation by Debbie Duenas

Sherry Dixon Presentations:
The Writing of Natural Destiny
The Lost Art of Storytelling
Discover the Writer in You
Nurturing Young Writers

Focus on Engagement presentation by Jonathan Pilarca
Handout 1 - Handout 2

Monday, August 18, 2014

First IRA meeting to be held Sept. 13

September 13, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Venue: Royal Orchid Guam

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Guam IRA Receives Honorable Award in 59th Annual Convention

Congratulations to the GUAM COUNCIL for being recognized as an HONOR COUNCIL of the International Reading Association for its achievements in programs, membership promotion, and community service for eighteen (18) years.

The Guam Council of the International Reading Association (IRA) received the Honor Council award during IRA's 59th Annual Convention held in New Orleans.  GC-IRA is to be commended on making a difference in the literacy development of our island's children of all ages.

GC-IRA helps educators and parents alike discover the wonder and the worlds to be found in books. Guam IRA is a professional organization for individuals who are genuinely concerned with the development of reading programs for children and adults. It is a group of people who work together to improve literacy and reading instruction in Guam and Micronesia. 

Monday, May 26, 2014

Highlights from the May General Membership Meeting

Our last general membership meeting held Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the Outrigger Hotel's Fort Soledad Ballroom culminated with a special Read Aloud by guest reader Kazue Taijeron, literacy presentations by Becky Martinez and Lolita Torres, Dream Again - Year in Review presentation by IRA Historian Charleena Yanger, installation of new CY2014-2015 IRA Officers, raffles, and more! Enjoy the following snapshots taken during this special event!






Sunday, May 25, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

GPLS Presents Appreciation Plaque to Guam Council IRA

The Guam Public Library System (GPLS) presented a plaque of appreciation on April 15, 2014 to the Guam Council of the International Reading Association for their support of GPLS Reading Programs and bringing visiting authors to participate in the Saturday Story Hour. Accepting the award on behalf of the Guam IRA is Cyndy Pruski. Also present from left to right: GPLS Board Members Maria Snively, Kris Seerengan, and Debbie Duenas, First Lady Christine Calvo, GPLS Administrator Sandra Stanley, Cyndy Pruski, Terry Kennimer, Governor's representative Vince Leon Guerrerro, and President of Chamorro Affairs James Artero-Cameron

Congratulations Newly-Elected Officers!