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

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.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cooper Wows IRA Members with Demonstration and Receives Gift of Appreciation

Author Drawing: Floyd Cooper illustrating art work for the IRA members.

Author Receives Gift: Guam IRA presents a gift of appreciation to the author after his presentation.

More October IRA Meeting Snapshots!

Donation: Guam IRA donates $500 to PIALA Conference

Reading Winner: Jonathan Pilarca, Lou Farfan (Agueda), Rose Marie Cruz Castro (Principal of Agueda Middle) and Rachael Douglas (Upi Elem.) receiving prizes for most hours read during Read-A-Thon 2012.
Angelica Blas: Angelica Blas of FBLG wins 1st place for the decorating bag contest. She won $25 worth of movie passes.

Board Member: Rosemary Ferguson wins the grand prize for the October meeting. Pictured L-R:  Jonathan Pilarca, Ferguson, and Debbie Duenas.

Read Aloud with Susan Mance

Susan Mance: Beach Tail Read Aloud by Susan Mance during our general meeting.

Author Floyd Cooper on K57 Talk Show

Author Floyd Cooper talks with Travis Coffman at K57. Present were Cyndy Pruski, Floyd, and Jonathan Pilarca.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Visit Author Floyd Cooper Shares Ideas During Dinner with IRA Board Members

Author Floyd Cooper enjoying dinner with some IRA board members at Jeff's Pirates Cove in Ipan, Guam.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Floyd Cooper School Visit Schedule



Visiting illustrator &  author, Floyd Cooper, signing autographs

Display of Floyd Cooper's cover art

Floyd Cooper signing books

Guam Council IRA presentation of gifts to Floyd Cooper

Service Learning students help out at the IRA meeting

IRA check presentation to the Language Arts Conference (LAC) committee.  Pictured L-R:  Jonathan Pilarca, IRA President; Geraldine Biliran, IRA Treasurer; Dr. James Sellmann, UOG College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Dean; Dr. Frankie Santos Laanan, UOG School of Education Dean; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, LAC Co-Chair.

Group gathering at Jeff's Pirates Cove

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Author Floyd Cooper Arrives Safely

Guam IRA executive members met our visiting author/artist, Floyd Cooper, at the airport.  Pictured L-R:  Debbie Duenas, Cynthia Pruski, Floyd  Jonathan Pilarca, and Erlinda Arriola.

Santa Fe Guam sponsored the hotel accommodation for IRA’s visiting  author.  Debbie Duenas; Floyd Cooper, visiting author;  Jonathan Pilarca; and Cynthia Pruski presented a Certificate of Appreciation to the Management of Santa Fe.

Author Visit Coordinator, Cynthia Pruski (middle) reviews all the logistics with the visiting author, Floyd Cooper.