MARK YOUR CALENDAR!


UPCOMING MEETING:

May 6, 2017

"DELVE INTO LITERACY STRATEGIES TO ENHANCE READING"
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Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Venue: JQ San Miguel Elementary School, Toto
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April Snapshots at IRA's Extra! Extra! Spend It Now! Event



Guam IRA Donates Children's Books to Organizations -

On December 3, 2016, the Guam Council of the International Reading Association donated books to three organizations during its Annual Community Book Fair held at the Agana Shopping Center. The organizations that received the book donation include the Big Brothers, Big Sisters; Island Girl Power; and Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association.


Guam IRA Donation to organizations on Dec. 3, 2016: Pictured L-R: Mariana Guzman, PIBBA member; Juanita Blaz, Island Girl Power Director; Toni Calvo, PIBBA member; Theresa "Ewy" Taitano, PIBBA Guam President; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Guam IRA President; Lois T. Gumataotao, PIBBA Secretary; Julia N. Rivera, Big Brothers, Big Sisters volunteer; and Benit Lizama, PIBBA member.



IRA Co-Sponsors Annual Regional Language Arts Conference


The 29th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference held on November 18 and 19, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Guam was a success! Its theme was “Reading Writing Together: Collaborate to Callibrate.” The keynote speaker was Dr. Kevin Colleary who focused on "Reading Content, Reading Opinion, Reading Narrative: Reading ALL Sorts of Writing Together!" The plenary speaker was Dr. Margaruite Smith who focused on "Common Core Standards." The LAC was co-sponsored by the Guam Council of the International Reading Association. Enjoy the following snapshots taken during the conference!


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April Newsletter





Inaugural IRA Anthology


Getting an IRA grant is the perfect opportunity for you to enhance your students' reading experience. For more information, see Lois Taitano Gumataotao 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 SY2016-2017

IRA Grant Application for SY2016-2017




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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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