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UPCOMING MEETING:

OCTOBER 21, 2017
READ TO THE BEAT 70's!

Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Venue: JQ San Miguel Elementary School, Toto

September 2017 Snapshots



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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October 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




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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Snapshots with Visiting Author Nancy Bo Flood

Pictured L-R: Nancy Bo Flood and Sandy Liberty, IRA Membership Chair.



Pictured L-R: Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Guam IRA Webmaster; Nancy Bo Flood; and Julia Naputi Rivera, Guam IRA Member.



Pictured L-R: Nancy Bo Flood and Jeff Pleadwell, owner of Jeff's Pirates Cove.



Group Photo with Nancy Bo Flood




Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Guam Council of the International Reading Association donated books to the Guam Public Library System

The Guam IRA President, Grace Griffin presented Acting Director of the Library, Teresita Kennimer, with Warriors in the Crossfire, a new young adult novel by Nancy Bo Flood. The author recently visited Guam and described her research methods at the General Membership Meeting on Saturday, May 15, at the Guam Reef Hotel.


Pictured L-R: Cyndy Pruski, author visit coordinator; Teresita Kennimer, Acting Director of the GPLS; and Grace Griffin, Guam IRA President.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Guam IRA Receives Honorable Awards in 55th Annual Convention




The Guam Council of the International Reading Association (IRA) received honorable awards during IRA's 55th Annual Convention held in Chicago. The rewards that were awarded include Honor Council and Honor Roll. Please see the awards above. IRA is to be commended on making a difference in the literacy development of our island's children of all ages.

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. To find out more information about the Guam IRA, visit its website at http://iraguam.blogspot.com.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Nancy Bo Flood to Speak at IRA Meeting

Nancy Bo Flood

Nancy Bo Flood will be the featured speaker at the May 15 meeting of the Guam Council of the International Reading Association at the Guam Reef Hotel. Ms. Flood is the author of Warriors in the Crossfire, a new young adult novel set on Saipan during WWII. The meeting will begin at 8:00 am with registration and breakfast. Dottie Winterle will have copies of her new book, Silent and Forgotten, The Legend of the Navajo Warrior, available and the book's illustrator, Viktoria Sayre, will be there, too.

The program includes the induction of new officers for the Guam Council, a scene from "Little shop of Horrors" presented by the National Forensic League of Okkodo High School, and a special recognition of our gracious sponsors this year, Continental Airlines, MCV Cable Cares, The Pacific Daily News, and The Bank of Guam.
The meeting will conclude at 11:00 am with door prize raffles, including books, teaching materials and a laptop computer for those who sign up for IRA membership for next year 2010-2011.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Pacific Educator in Residence Program

Note: Click on the image above to view the PREL news release regarding the PEIR Program or visit http://www.prel.org/opportunities/pacific-educators-in-residence-program.aspx for more information.

The Pacific Educator in Residence (PEIR) Program is now accepting applications for 2010-2011. The PEIR program offers a one-year residency for educators from Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, the Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap), Hawai'i, the Republic of Palau, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

The program enhances and develops the personal and professional skills of Pacific educators in the context of PREL's ongoing work. It focuses on learning experiences that maximize professional development opportunities and benefit their schools and communities. According to the PREL announcement, PEIRs generally remain employed in their home entities and return at the end of their one-year term.

The following are the four opportunities available from September 2010 through August 2011:

-Grades 4-5 English Language Arts/ELL (based in PREL CNMI Service Center)
-Library and Information Literacy Initiatives (based in the successful candidate's local PREL Service Center)
-Parent Information Resource Center (based in the PREL RMI Service Center)
-Research and Evaluation (based in the PREL Honolulu Office)

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, visit PREL's PEIR Program website at http://www.prel.org/opportunities/pacific-educators-in-residence-program.aspx for complete details and application form. The application deadline is Monday, May 31, 2010.