MARK YOUR CALENDAR!


UPCOMING MEETING:

May 6, 2017

"DELVE INTO LITERACY STRATEGIES TO ENHANCE READING"
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Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Venue: JQ San Miguel Elementary School, Toto
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April Snapshots at IRA's Extra! Extra! Spend It Now! Event



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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April 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




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November 18
December 3
January 14
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Saturday, December 24, 2016

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)

Inaugural Guam IRA Anthology


If you would like the opportunity to have your poetry/stories published in our inaugural Guam IRA online anthology, there’s still time! However, you must be a current IRA member and have attended at least two general membership meetings to have your work considered for inclusion in our online anthology. See the IRA Membership Chair or e-mail iraguam@gmail.com.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

UPCOMING GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING - JAN. 14

JANUARY 14, 2017

"Expand and focus on a positive literacy experience!"

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

Venue: George Washington High School

Annual Book Donation at IRA Community Book Fair - Dec. 3

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.

16th Guam IRA Community Book Fair A Success!

The annual Guam IRA Community Book Fair held on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Agana Shopping Center was a success filled with a meaningful literacy environment for families and friends. There were exciting performances and appearances, array of paperback and hardcover books, young adult literature, Read-Alouds, software, novelties, Read-A-Thon 2017 items, and performances by Ginen i Hila i Maga'taotao Siha Association, Julia Naputi Rivera, Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA), Ulloa GATE Honor Choir, and Carbullido GATE Honor Choir.  There were also special appearances by Clifford the Big Red Dog, the Cat in the Hat, and countless prizes! Moreover, donations of books were made to Big Brothers, Big Sisters; Island Girl Power; and PIBBA, in an effort to promote literacy.  Thank you for joining us in our celebration of promoting literacy! Enjoy the following snapshots taken at the community book fair.

































Monday, November 21, 2016

Annual Community Book Fair - Dec. 3


Join us for IRA's Annual Community Book Fair on Saturday, December 3, 2016!

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Venue: Agana Shopping Center

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!














Thursday, November 10, 2016

UPCOMING GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: NOV. 18 & 19


November 18 and 19, 2016
Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
29TH 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 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 mnrivera1@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

IRA Grant Winners



Sharon Deinhart, second grade teacher from Harry S. Truman Elementary, was presented a $500 check for her grant proposal entitled “Creating an Independent Reading Program-Growing Readers” from grant chairperson, Lois T. Gumataotao on Saturday, October 29, 2016.  Congratulations Sharon and best wishes on your project with your students and have fun!




Dezerrae Damian, first grade teacher from Upi Elementary School, was presented a $500 check for her grant proposal entitled “Like it! Love it! Learn it!” from grant chairperson, Lois T. Gumataotao on Saturday, October 29, 2016.  Congratulations Dezerrae and good luck on your project with your students and have fun!