MARK YOUR CALENDAR!


UPCOMING MEETING:

SEPTEMBER 2017

STAY TUNED!
HAVE A GREAT SUMMER, AND WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT COUNCIL YEAR!
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Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Venue: JQ San Miguel Elementary School, Toto
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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!


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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.

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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!


IRA Grant Schedule for SY2016-2017

IRA Grant Application for SY2016-2017




September 2017
STAY TUNED!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sherry Dixon Visits St. Paul

 Sherry Dixon's book Natural Destiny was based on the story of her mother's experiences during WWII on Guam.    (L-R):  Catalina Bernadita Borja-Acquiningoc, Ms. Dixon's mother posing with Joann Salas, Ms. Dixon's sister during their visit to Saint Paul Christian School.

Saint Paul 7th Grader, Ronald Fuellas, presented Ms. Dixon's mother and sister with gifts.  

Look Mom!  Saint Paul elementary and middle school students swarm author, Sherry Dixon for autographs and to take photos with her on their iPads. Ms. Dixon visited Saint Paul prior to Tropical Storm Francisco hit the island of Guam.  We love you Ms. Dixon, "Won't you please come back to Guam."

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sherry Dixon's Visit

Guam IRA greets Sherry Dixon on arrival, Monday October 7, 2013
 Sherry Dixon speaks to students at Southern High School
Sherry Dixon at Southern HS with Ms. Estrella DeVera


Students at Oceanview MS chant a blessing for Sherry Dixon
Sherry Dixon speaks to students at Oceanview MS
Mr. Mantanona thanks Sherry for visiting Oceanview MS
Carmen Paulino presents lei to Sherry Dixon
Carmen Paulino, Doris Terlaje, Sherry Dixon, and Principal Mr. Mantanona at Oceanview MS

Sherry Dixon visits GW

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

October Meeting Snapshots - Featured Author: Sherry Dixon










26th Annual Language Arts Conference - Nov. 15 & 16


There is no general membership meeting for the month of November, as the Guam Council IRA will sponsor the 26th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference, which will be held November 15 and 16, 2013 at UOG.


"INNOVATIVE IDEAS AT THE LANGUAGE ARTS CONFERENCE"
Conference Theme: "Interweaving Tradition, Innovation, and Core Curriculum Standards in Literacy"
Location: University of Guam's Tan Lam Pek English and Communication Building


NOTE: IRA members pay a discounted rate for the conference registration, so we hope to see you there!


For more information, visit http://www.uog.edu/languageartsconference

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Guam Council IRA October 2013 Newsletter



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SOE Alumni Association to sponsor special author’s visit with Filipina Author Dr. Gilles


The SOE Alumni Association will sponsor a special author’s visit with Dr. Almira Astudillo-Gilles on October 26, 2013 during the Saturday Story Hour, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  at the Hagatna Public Library.  Dr. Gilles’ will conduct a Read Aloud with activities.  She is based in Chicago and is one of the Pamana Awardees for 2012 (Literature) - awards for overseas Pinoys in different categories.  See link below.
Her children's book, Willie Wins, has won several awards, and has been one of the most popular books for Filipino-American kids in recent years.

She is also scheduled to deliver a lecture on October 25, Friday, 3:00 p.m. at the IT&E Lecture Hall in the University of Guam’s SBPA building.   Copies of her novel will be available for sale.