November 15 and 16, 2019

Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Venue: Pacific Star Hotel (both days)

*Please note that there is a conference fee to attend the LAC. IRA members pay a discounted fee. Be sure to mention that you are an IRA member in order to receive the discounted rate.

**You can also earn 1 graduate credit for recertification purposes. You must be registered for the LAC before you can register for the PD894 LAC course. For course inquiries, e-mail Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera at or


November Newsletter

October Meeting Snapshots

IRA Community Book Fair Snapshots


Read-A-Thon Kick-Off Snapshots


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.

IRA Guam Anthology


Getting an IRA grant is the perfect opportunity for you to enhance your students' reading experience. For more information, see Vivian Wolff 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!

Application Deadlines: April & October meetings, 11:00 a.m.

IRA Grant Application for SY2019-2020

September 7
October 5
November 15 & 16 - Language Arts Conference
December 14
January 11
February 8 - RAT Kick-Off
March 21
April 18 - Spend It All, Spend It Now
May 2

Friday, January 28, 2011

Read-A-Thon 2011 "Read To Succeed" Student, Teacher, and IRA Representative Prizes and Guidelines

Click on the image above to view this year's IRA Read-A-Thon student prizes.

Click on the image above to view this year's IRA Read-A-Thon Representative/Teacher prizes.

Click on the image above to view this year's IRA Read-A-Thon School Representative/Teacher Guidelines.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


The following URLs are resourceful websites that members/parents/teachers would find useful in meeting the needs of children with disabilities in the areas of reading, math, science, and other important content areas and topics.

Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) -

Friday, January 14, 2011

Breaking News: Visiting author Kathryn Erskine is here!

Dear IRA Members,

We are pleased to announce that despite the inclement weather in Virginia, Kathryn Erskine has arrived in time to be our IRA keynote speaker this Saturday! We hope to see you all there!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

January Meeting Announcement by Guam Council IRA President Asuncion

Buenas yan Hafa Adai,

I am writing as a courtesy, to inform you that our author, Kathryn Erskine’s flight has been delayed due to inclement weather in Virginia. Kathryn’s flight is scheduled to arrive at 9:50 p.m. on Saturday therefore, she will be unable to present at the general membership meeting. I have attached her schedule for the week and you are more than welcome to meet and greet her and attend one of her SASSy presentations on the schedule. Please remember that if you attend a presentation at a school site, it is required that ALL VISITORS sign in at the main office.

Places to Meet & Greet Kathryn….
1. Sunday, January 16, 2011, no host informal dinner at Jeff’s Pirates Cove at 4:00 p.m.;
2. Monday, January 17, 2011, Teacher Workshop at Ordot-Chalan Pago Elementary School from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.;
3. Saturday, January 22, 2011, Teen Workshop at IP Coffee Co. in Mangilao from 11:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Our general membership meeting will continue as scheduled for this Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Sheraton Laguna Guam with a different program. I am asking your assistance in sharing this information with family and friends. Thank you for your continued support and commitment to our council.

Partners in Literacy,

Margaret Asuncion
President, Guam Council of the International Reading Association
Kathryn Erskine's School Visit Schedule

Thursday, January 6, 2011

National Book Award Winner Erskine will be January Keynote Speaker

Kathryn Erskine, 2010 National Book Award winning author of Mockingbird, will be the speaker at the January meeting of the Guam Council of the International Reading Association at the Sheraton Laguna Resort on January 15, 2011, from 8:00 am to 11:00 am.

She will be traveling from Charlottesville, Virginia to share her "SASSy" writing tips, how to "Snag your reader, Act your character, Show your story, and Shake your world". School visits are Tuesday, January 18 to Friday, January, 21. A teacher workshop and a teen writing workshop are also scheduled. Call Cyndy at 789-1996 for more information.