OCTOBER 21, 2017

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!


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.


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, December 22, 2012

Book Fair Prize Winners

Kimberly Flores wins two mini grand prizes during the book fair.

Community member wins a new Nexus 7.

Grand Prize winner Chrisitne Mallari, IRA member, receives her 32" flat screen TV.

More Book Fair Performances

Liguan Cheer Squad fills the air with cheers of Christmas.

Stargazers show their dance abilities during the book fair.

St. Paul Christian School Bands performs a musical number.

JFK Cultural Group shows the local culture through dance and chant during this holiday season.

IRA Book Fair School Performances

JFK Vivace performs for the IRA community book fair.

Agana Heights Elementary School opens the fair with group performances.

PC Lujan Elementary choir group fills the air with Christmas songs at the book fair held at the Agana Shopping Center.

Santa (Mr. Andres of JFKHS) visits the book fair for a photo op and distributes candy canes to the kids.

Ordot/Chalan Pago Elementary kindergarten class performs a short number for the audience at the book fair.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Guam IRA donates to GMH

Guam IRA donates to the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH). Mrs. Perez from GMH receives the books.  Pictured L-R:  Jonathan Pilarca, IRA President and Perez.

Guam IRA donates to Ayuda Foundation

Guam IRA donates to Ayuda Foundation. Jane Rayphand (center) receives the books in honor of the Ayuda Foundation. 
Pictured L-R:  Jonathan Pilarca, IRA President; Rayphand; and Debbie Duenas, IRA President-Elect.

Monday, November 19, 2012

IRA Board Members Present at the PIALA Conference

IRA Board members presented at the 22nd Annual Pacific Islands Association of Libraries, Archives, and Museums Conference. Pictured L-R: Nel Pendon-Limtiaco and Jennifer Woodard.
IRA Webmaster, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera and IRA member, Lois Taitano Gumataotao, presented at the 25th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference.

Pictued L-R:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera and Lois Taitano Gumataotao during their presentation titled Digital Storytelling with Young English Language Learners.

Pictured L-R:  Lois Taitano Gumataotao and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera during their presentation titled  Creatively Differentiating Instruction for Pacific Island Students.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Language Arts Conference a Success!

The 25th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference held November 16 and 17, 2012 at UOG and Guam Marriott Resort was a huge success!  The literacy-filled presentations and inspirational keynote speech by CNN Hero of the Year, Efren Penaflorida, were memorable.  Enjoy the following snapshots!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Guam IRA Donation to Sponsor PBS Kids GO! Writers Contest

Guam IRA presents a check of $1,000 to PBS for the sponsorship of the PBS Kids GO! Writers Contest.  Presenting the check was author Floyd Cooper.  Pictured L-R:  Jonathan Pilarca, Cooper, Leigh Pereda and Cyndy Pruski.