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UPCOMING MEETING:

SEPTEMBER 9, 2017
READ TO THE BEAT 60's!
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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!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas from around the Pacific!

Merry Christmas from around the Pacific!

~Felis Pasgua (Chamorro)
~Maligayan Pasko (Tagalog)
~Peren en Krismas (Pohnpeian)
~Monono ilo raaneoan Nejin (Marshallese)
~Falang e Baynag (Yapese)
~Tok Tapeng (Kosraean)
~Ungil Kurismas (Palauan)
~Pwapwan Kirisimas (Chuukese)
~Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian)
~Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layi Luugh me raagh fee (Carolinian)

Saturday, December 12, 2015


Motheread/Fatheread 2015 – 2016 TEAMS

Lois and Charlene (LBJ) December 2 – March 9, 2016 (Wednesday, 5:30-8:30pm)
PJ and Lisa (Sinajana) January 5 – April 12, 2016 (Tuesday)
Anohlin and Nedine (Lagu) January 11 – April 18, 2016 (Monday, 5:30-8:30pm)
Alethea and Jennifer (Sagua Managu) January 13 – April 20, 2016 (Wed., 5:30– 8:30pm)
Kat and Rho (Sanctuary) January 16 – April 23, 2016 (Saturday)

Yolanda and Liwanag (LBJ) January

Saturday, December 5, 2015

UPCOMING GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING


February 6, 2016
READ-A-THON 2016 KICK OFF
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Venue: George Washington High School



Highlights from the December IRA Community Book Fair

                     

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

ANNUAL COMMUNITY BOOK FAIR - December 5

December 5, 2015
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
ANNUAL COMMUNITY BOOK FAIR
Venue: Agana Shopping Center


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!


Source:  www.happythanksgivingdaypictures.com

Thursday, November 19, 2015

PRESS RELEASE: LAC Postponed

The Chairs of the 28th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference 2015: Literacy for the Content Areas, regret to inform you that this year’s conference will be postponed. We realize this may seem premature in that we don’t know the exact path of the storm In Fa; however, in the best interest of your safety and overall participation of the conference we felt best to postpone!
 
Refunds for registration fees will be provided to all registrants. We will do our best to make sure this happens in a timely fashion and we ask that you re-register for the conference when the date has been determined.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

UPCOMING GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: NOV. 20 & 21


November 20 and 21, 2015
Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
28TH ANNUAL REGIONAL LANGUAGE ARTS CONFERENCE (LAC)*
Venue: Hyatt Regency 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 2 graduate credits 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 mnrivera1@yahoo.com.

October IRA Meeting Snapshots









Monday, October 5, 2015

REMINDER: UPCOMING GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING - OCT. 10

October 10, 2015
"Offer Challenging Opportunities that Promote Risk Taking"
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Venue: George Washington High School

Guam IRA - October 2015 Newsletter


Sunday, September 20, 2015

REMINDER: UPCOMING GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING - OCT. 10

October 10, 2015
"Offer Challenging Opportunities that Promote Risk Taking"
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Venue: George Washington High School

Reading Relationships: The Power of Parents


Article URL:  http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol10/1024-roberts.aspx

Source:  ASCD, www.ascd.org/ascdexpress.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

UPCOMING GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: OCT. 10

October 10, 2015
"Offer Challenging Opportunities that Promote Risk Taking"
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Venue: George Washington High School

September 2015 Meeting Snapshots






Saturday, August 29, 2015

UPCOMING GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING FOR CY 2015-2016


September 12, 2015
"Create a Literacy-Rich Environment!"
Venue: George Washington High School

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Guam Council IRA in partnership with PIBBA Guam Chapter promotes literacy in Micronesia

GC-IRA-PIBBA Guam Chapter book donation to Kosrae DOE 

GC-IRA-PIBBA Guam Chapter book donation to CNMI PSS 

The Guam Council IRA-PIBBA Guam Literacy Project:  As part of GC-IRA's mission to promote literacy in Guam and Micronesian, they have partnered up with the Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) Guam Chapter to donate books to children in the various islands in Micronesian.  This year, Okkodo High School students participated in a service learning project that provided books for GC-IRA and PIBBA Guam Chapter to give the students of Kosrae and CNMI the gift of literacy with a collection of children's and young adult books.  The book donation was presented at the 34th Annual International PIBBA Conference in Kosrae, FSM.  Si Yu'os Ma'ase'!  Kuloh!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Guam Council IRA Donates Books to GMH Volunteers Association Program

The Guam Council International Reading Association continues to support service projects, such as the Guam Memorial Hospital Volunteers Association Reading Program.  Reading resources were provided which encourages and inspires literacy in the children and adults at Guam Memorial Hospital.  Pictured L-R: GMH Gordon Mizusawa; GMHAVA President Jenny Cruz; IRA 2015-2016 President Evangeline Chaco; Catriona Melyan, GMH Volunteer; Anna Pangelinan, GMH Volunteer; and IRA 2015-2016 President-Elect Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Limtiaco inducted as the new Corresponding Secretary for CY 2015-2016

Former IRA President Tina Buendicho inducted Neldie Pendon-Limtiaco as the new Guam IRA Corresponding Secretary for CY2015-2016.

GPLS Summer Reading Program - June 8 - July 16

Thursday, May 28, 2015

UPCOMING GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING FOR CY 2015-2016


GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING FOR CY 2015-2016: 

TBA

STAY TUNED FOR OUR NEXT MEETING IN SEPTEMBER 2015! 

Congratulations Newly-Elected IRA Officers!

ILA Induction Ceremony.  Pictured L-R:  Tina Buendicho, Former IRA President; Nilfa Milan, Treasurer; Manda Tenorio, Recording Secretary; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, President-Elect, Evangeline Chaco, President; Mary Livingston, Immediate Past-President; and Grace Griffin, Former IRA President.  Not pictured is Corresponding Secretary Neldie Pendon-Limtiaco.



Quichocho Receives IRA Spring Grant

Congratulations, Patty Quichocho, for receiving the IRA Spring grant of $500 to be used for literacy activities in the classroom!

Grant Awarded. Pictured L-R:  Martha Sudo, IRA Grant Chairperson and Patty Quichocho, grant recipient.