MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

UPCOMING MEETING ~ LAC:

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.


32nd ANNUAL REGIONAL LANGUAGE ARTS CONFERENCE (LAC)*

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 mnrivera@triton.uog.edu or mnrivera1@yahoo.com.

FOR MORE INFORMATION,

November Newsletter




October Meeting Snapshots

IRA Community Book Fair Snapshots

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Read-A-Thon Kick-Off Snapshots


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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.
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IRA Guam Anthology




HANDOUTS FROM IRA MEETINGS/CONFERENCES

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.

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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

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sherry Dixon ‘s Natural Destiny on Guam

      Sherry Dixon started keeping a diary when she was in the fourth grade.  She wrote in a journal in high school.  Now Sherry writes a blog and participates in at least two writing groups.  She advises, “If you are a writer and you are not a part of a writing group, I strongly recommend you find one.”   
            Natural Destiny is Ms. Dixon’s first book.  It is the story of a young girl caught in the traumatic events of WWII on Guam as the Japanese invaded the island.  The story is narrated by an older woman thinking back on her youth and the events that shaped her.  The culture of Guam is seen through the eyes of an eight year old girl who keeps a positive outlook on life, despite the loss of her parents at an early age and also the extended family who cared for her. 
            Ms. Dixon’s education prepared her for her “day job” as an Environment, Safety, and Health Professional.  She graduated from Southern Illinois University with a BS in Occupational Education and earned an MA in Human Resources Development from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. She is now a Certified Safety Professional with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.  She also belongs to several professional organizations including Toastmasters International where she has earned the title, “Distinguished Toastmaster”. 
            She is the featured Speaker at the General Membership Meeting of the GIRA this Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the OUTRIGGER RESORT GUAM from 8:00 to 11:00 am.
She will also visit middle and high schools during the week of October 14-18.
            Other events are:
·         Teacher Writing Workshop at Agueda Johnston Middle School Library, Tuesday, October 15, 4:15-5:15pm
·         Story Hour at the Hagatna Branch of the Guam Public Library, Saturday, October 19, 10:00-11:00 am
·         Teen Writing Workshop at Ordot Chalan Pago Elementary Cafeteria on Saturday, October 19, 2:00-4:00 pm
                       
To read her blog and find out more about Sherry Dixon, visit her website at www.sherrydixon.com.

Sherry Dixon’s School Visits
October 14-18, 2013
Agueda Johnston Middle                  
VSA Benavente Middle
FB Leon Guerrero Middle
Oceanview Middle
George Washington High
John F Kennedy High
Okkodo High
Simon Sanchez High
Southern High
Notre Dame High
St. Francis Catholic
San Vicente Catholic
St. Paul Christian

Visiting Author's Schedule - Sherry Dixon

Guam Council IRA Convention Snapshots


Historical visit at the Alamo

Dining at the Joe's Crab Shack


Monday, September 23, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Guam Council IRA September 2013 Newsletter


Click on the newsletter above to view this month's issue.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

MARK YOUR CALENDARS IN OCTOBER!

IRA's second General Membership Meeting for CY 2013-2014 is October 12, 2013, 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. "HAPPY with An Author's Visit" 
FEATURED AUTHOR:  SHERRY DIXON
*Location: Outrigger Guam Resort, Tumon Bay


Visiting Author:  Sherry Dixon

September Presentation: Focus on Engagement handouts by Jonathan Pilarca

Focus on Engagement presentation by Jonathan Pilarca
Handout 1 - Handout 2