Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Venue: JQ San Miguel Elementary School, Toto

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!


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.


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

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

IRA Meeting - April 11


"Spend It All, Spend It Now"

April 11, 2015

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Venue: Guahan Academy Charter School

Get Connected, READ! First Place Winner

Get Connected, READ! First Place Winner, Kai'Lee Quinata with her teacher Christina Blas (top teacher at San Vicente).

Snapshots with Mayor KenJoe Ada from Yona

Yona Mayor Ada (far right) takes a self with Guam IRA President Mary Livingston (far left) and Visiting Author Chair Verna Mendiola (middle).

Mauor KenJoe Ada from Yona had fun taking this selfie after he sang for all of the Guam IRA members.

Mayor KenJoe Ada was grateful for his lei and book.

Snapshots with local author Jacqueline Sablan

Local author Jacqueline Sablan conducts a Read Aloud with her book titled Atfabeton Chamorro.

Pictured L-R:  Martha Sudo, IRA Grant Chairperson; and Jacqueline Sablan, author of Atfabeton Chamorro and I Lepblon Litratu, Gi Fino' Chamorro.

Pictured L-R:  Mary Livingston, Guam IRA President; Becky North, alternative grand prize IRA winner; Lois Taitano Gumataotao, IRA grand prize winner; and local author Jacqueline Sablan.

Congratulations, Lois T. Gumataotao, for being Guam IRA's random drawing grand prize trip winner

Pictured L-R:  Becky North, IRA alternate grand prize winner; Lois T. Gumataotao, IRA grand prize winner; and Vangie Chaco, IRA President-Elect.