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, February 2, 2014

REMINDER: Mark Your Calendar for Next Month's Meeting at St. Paul Christian School - February 8

NEXT MONTH'S GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:
"READING FOR EXCELLENCE: Read-A-Thon 2014"
Date: February 8, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Saint Paul Christian School

Previous Handouts by Nel Pendon-Limtiaco, Jennifer Woodard, Martha Sudo, and Debbie Duenas



Wikimedia Presentation by Debbie Duenas
Handout #1 Handout #2


Effective Literacy Website: Bookemon


Bookemon:  http://www.bookemon.com/

It is an apparatus used for creating and sharing books online. A membership is needed to access all the great features, but it is free to join. Bookemon gives educators the option of having an “edCenter” for classes and groups projects. The edCenter is a user-friendly and secure place for groups to have a private and controlled environment. It is a free opportunity and all edCenter members receive a discount of 5% off any books that they decide to purchase.

Bookemon is great for young aspiring authors. Readers of all ages can find something that suits them in the large variety of books available. It is an effective literacy website because it serves as a utility that positively promotes the idea that anyone can become an author. Students will be encouraged and motivated to read, write, and share through Bookemon.

*Contributed by Rachel Flores in partial fulfillment for ED638:  Teaching with the Internet instructed by Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera

**To view more literacy websites, visit http://ed638effectiveliteracywebsites.blogspot.com

Effective Literacy Website: Storyline Online


Storyline Online (http://www.storylineonline.net/) is appealing for several reasons.  First, the layout of the website is very eye-catching.  This invites you to explore the website a little more.  The visuals and audio are wonderful.  Secondly, each book is read aloud.  You will love how simple the website is.  Information does not overwhelm the website.
The home page of Storyline Online is full of vibrant, inviting colors.  Each book is large enough to see the details of the covers and there are sound effects if you scroll over each book.  When you click on the book, it leads you to a video of the Read-Aloud.  The video is a good size for the website.  It is not too large or too small.
Each video is read aloud by a celebrity.  The length of the Read-Aloud is given as well as a short synopsis of the book.  Each book is beautifully read.  Images from the book are shown in the video.
The simplicity of the website is wonderful.  It is very easy to navigate and there are not many words to overwhelm the website.  There are no advertisements on the corners to distract from it and all the links work well.
Although the amount of books offered is limited, they have popular titles such as The Rainbow Fish, Stellaluna, Harry the Dirty Dog, and Knots on a Counting Rope.  There are only twenty-four total books available on the website.  Hopefully, a larger variety of books will be provided later on the website.

Storyline Online is a resourceful website for parents, students, or other teachers.  Experiencing Read-Alouds is very important when developing literacy skills in children.  Some children may not be exposed to this when they begin to read.  This website affords children this experience.  It is very colorful and may attract the attention of young children simply because of its aesthetic appeal.  Videos are attached to each book so that the children may have a better Read-Aloud experience.
 
*Contributed by Rachel Flores in partial fulfillment for ED638:  Teaching with the Internet instructed by Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera

**To view more literacy websites, visit http://ed638effectiveliteracywebsites.blogspot.com