MARK YOUR CALENDAR!


UPCOMING MEETING:

February 10, 2018 ~ Read-A-Thon 2018 Kick Off!

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Venue: Agana Shopping Center
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January Meeting 2018 Snapshots

Language Arts Conference - Dec. 1 & 2




Guam IRA Donates Children's Books to Organizations -

On November 18, 2017, the Guam Council of the International Reading Association donated books to three organizations during its 17th Annual Community Book Fair held at the Agana Shopping Center. The organizations that received the book donation include the Micronesian Resource Center; Philippine School; and Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association.

Guam IRA Donation to organizations on November 18, 2017: Pictured L-R: Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Guam IRA Webmaster and Immediate Past President; Rufina Mendiola, Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) member; Aileen Namelo, Micronesia Resource Center Project Manager; Rose Cruz Castro, Guam IRA President; Liwanag Dominguez, Philippine school representative; and Geri Charfauros, Guam IRA Treasurer.
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January Newsletter




Inaugural IRA Anthology


Getting an IRA grant is the perfect opportunity for you to enhance your students' reading experience. For more information, see Martha Sudo at the Grants table.

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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 SY2017-2018

IRA Grant Application for SY2017-2018




February 10
March 10
April 21
May 19

Saturday, April 4, 2009

IRA Brings Children's Authors/Illustrators to Guam!

Shoo Rayner Comes to Guam!


Guam IRA also brought children's author and illustrator, Shoo Rayner, to Guam. He presented at various Guam schools, and made a special literacy presentation on March 28, 2009 at the Agana Public Library's Story Hour.


For more information on Shoo Rayner, visit his website at http://www.shoorayner.com/







Todd Strasser Comes to Guam!

Guam IRA was fortunate to bring Todd Strasser to Guam for the January 2009 meeting. Strasser is the author of Help! I'm Trapped in My Teacher's Body. He also visited 14 middle and high schools.














Pictured above: Strasser conducts the YA Cafe Writers' Workshop Show, Don't Tell held at Price Elementary School's Cafeteria.



Dianne de las Casas Comes to Guam!














Pictured above: Dianne de las Casas, storyteller extraordinaire and artist of the Jump, Jiggle & Jam CD, is greeted at the WonPat International Airport on arrival by Tina Buendicho, Cyndy Pruski, and Evelyn Topasna in March 2008. For more information, visit her website at www.storyconnection.net



Robert Pottle Comes to Guam!















Pictured above: Robert Pottle, poet of I'm Allergic to School gives his reminders to writers -- Beware of Gulls, in January 2008. In other words, don't let others poop on your ideas. For more information, you can visit his website at www.robertpottle.com




Ralph Masiello Comes to Guam!














Pictured above: Ralph Masiello, the illustrator of Jerry Pallotta Alphabet & Stephanie Faucher books, and creator of his own "How to Draw" series, shared his drawing skills with Guam IRA members and school students in January 2007. He brought Stephanie with him to Guam. They had a little honeymoon after he finished with the school visits. Amy R. Lizama was the IRA President.

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