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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Monday, June 13, 2016

Annual Book Donation - May 27

On May 27, 2016, IRA board member Jane Rayphand delivered the annual book donation from the Guam Council International Reading Association to our local Prison and Alee Shelter, Catholic Social Services.



Guam IRA annual book donation to the local prison on May 27, 2016. Pictured L-R: Guam IRA Board Member Jane Rayphand and Officer Gayle Sugiyama.



Guam IRA annual book donation to the Alee Shelter on May 27, 2016. Pictured L-R: Guam IRA Board Member Jane Rayphand and Constancia Gopez from the Alee Shelter, Catholic Social Services.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Congratulations, 2016-2017 IRA Board Members!

President:
Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera
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President-Elect, Readathon 2016-2017 Chair:
Rose Cruz Castro
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Recording Secretary:
Martha Sudo
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Treasurer:
Nilfa Milan
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Corresponding Secretary:
Neldie Pendon-Limtiaco
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Grants:
Lois T. Gumataotao
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Hard Cover:
Lea Calvo, Sophia Fujikawa, Marilyn Balajadia
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Software:
Geri Duenas
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Book Exchange:
Jane Rayphand
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Paperback:
Annette Raguindin
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Novelties:
Margaret Beam, Darlene Quichocho
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Young Adults:
Dylan Orot, April Cordova
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Professional Development:
Erlinda Arriola, Martha Sudo
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Author Visit:
Lois T. Gumataotao
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Membership:
Stephanie Taitano, Margaret Asuncion
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Historian:
Frances Blanco
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Webmaster:
Liwanag Dominguez
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Newsletter:
Grace Griffin
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Professional Resources:
Liwanag Dominguez, Elaine Madrazo
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Door Prizes:
Evangeline "Vangie" Chaco