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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February 10
March 10
April 21
May 19

Monday, March 25, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

Japan Panel Theater at Montessori School of Guam

Animals of Japan with Mr. Kouda

Students and children at Montessori with Director Chona Domingo, staff, and parents
3 Billy Goats with Yoshiko Fujita and Misuzo Sato
Mr. Kouda, Chona Domingo, Yoshiko Fujita, and Misuzu Sato

Guam Council IRA March 2013 Newsletter

Friday, March 8, 2013

Author Douglas Arvidson Arrives on Guam

Guam IRA welcomes visiting author, Douglas Arvidson, who will be
conducting writing workshops in several middle and high schools
March18-22, 2013. 
Pictured L-R:  Cyndy Pruski and Arvidson.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

JPT at Adacao Guessing Game

I can guess which fruit yu picked.  Is it on this card?  (with Mr. Kouda and Yoshiko Fujita)

Animals blow bubbles (Mr. Kouda)

The bubbles made a beautiful rainbow

Cooking Curry (Mr. Kouda)

Monday, March 4, 2013

Read-A-Thon 2013 Kick-Off Snapshots

All Hands on Deck!! R.A.T. Committee member Leizl Ochavillo prepares for the Kick Off meeting.

Judith Aida (kneeling) and Lelean Sigrah Gapith (standing) prepare Westin’s ballroom for Read-A-Thon Kick Off 2013  

The Jazz Team from Saint Paul under the direction of Mr. Jojo Bergantin

Saint Paul Elementary students prepared Kick Off 2013 banners.

Pete Duenas assists with Kick Off decorations.

Although Maria A. Ulloa Elementary School participated with RAT 2013, they didn't exactly have a week-long event, but had a RAT celebration with a Parade on Feb 14 called, "Cheer out and Read!" More photos of the celebration can be found on their school website

Guam Council of the International Reading Association Scholarship Now Available