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

Venue: JQ San Miguel Elementary School, Toto

May 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!


May 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.


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

September 2017

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Poetry4Kids with Kenn Nesbitt

Come to the Barrigada Branch Library on Thursday afternoon, October 21, from 3:30 -4:30 to enjoy the humorous poetry of Kenn Nesbitt, visiting author from Spokane, Washington.

Nesbitt is the creator of the website, and the author of several books of poetry including The Tighty Whitey Spider, My Hippo Has the Hiccups, When the Teacher Isn't Looking, and other titles.

This event is sponsored by the Guam Council International Reading Association and the Guam Public Library System. Call Cyndy at 789-1996 for more details.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

IRA Donation to 23rd Annual Regional Language Arts Conference

The IRA Guam Council donated $1,500 to the 23rd Annual Regional Language Arts Conference. Pictured above L-R: Margaret Asuncion, IRA Guam Council President; Troy McVey, Associate Dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) and LAC Co-Chair; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, LAC Co-Chair, and Neldie Pendon-Limtiaco, IRA Guam Council President-Elect. Not pictured are LAC Co-Chairs Dr. Clarisa Quan; Dr. Catherine Stoicovy; Dr. Beth Somera; Dr. Elizabeth Hawthorne, SOE Dean; and Debbie Respicio, LAC Administrative Coordinator.