MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

UPCOMING MEETING:

STAY TUNED!

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER, AND WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT COUNCIL YEAR!

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May Newsletter


May Meeting Celebration Snapshots

Congratulations Guam IRA on your 50th Anniversary, 2018 Read-A-Thon Winners, and Newly-Elected Officers! We applaud your mission of promoting literacy throughout Guam and in Micronesia. Enjoy the following snapshots!



Read-A-Thon 2018 Kick-Off Snapshots


Language Arts Conference - Dec. 1 & 2




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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Inaugural IRA Anthology


Getting an IRA grant is the perfect opportunity for you to enhance your students' reading experience. For more information, see Martha Sudo 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 SY2017-2018

IRA Grant Application for SY2017-2018



September 2018

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Merry Christmas from around the Pacific!

Merry Christmas from around the Pacific!

~Minagof Nochebuena ~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)

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! Enjoy this special holiday with your loved ones, and be sure to thank those who have touched your life and made a difference. May God bestow upon you abundant blessings on this day and always.  Si Yu'os Ma'ase'!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

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.

Previous Donation - 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 (PIBBA).


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.


UPCOMING MEETING: Dec. 1 & 2

December 1 and 2, 2017
30th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference

Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Venue: UOG's Tan Lam Pek Kim English and Communication Building (Fri.) and Dusit Thani Guam Resort, Tumon (Sat.)

17th Annual Guam IRA Community Book Fair Snapshots - Nov. 18































Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Join us for the Annual Community Book Fair - Nov. 18



Join us for IRA's Annual Community Book Fair on Saturday, November 18, 2017!

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Venue: Agana Shopping Center

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Book Creator Directions and History

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Book Creator

By Rose Castro and Martha Sudo



In the classroom, teachers or kids can
create individual pages that become
books. Once they're familiar with the
basic functions, it's time for kids and
teachers to start creating: fiction or
nonfiction books, how-to manuals with
video and audio instructions, photo
books, comic strips, and more. Book
Creator for iPad is an amazingly easy-touse
digital book-making tool. With
guidance, even kids in early elementary
school grades can use this technology
tool to produce and publish their own
simple books or comics with images,
videos, and audio. Readers can access
published books via iBooks or other online
sources, or books can be printed on
paper.

You can go to app.bookcreator.com,
register as a teacher and start creating
books right away. As a teacher, you can
have 40 books free for your
classroom. Book Creator for Chrome is
ready to try for free! Go to
Book Creator
app.bookcreator.com

UPCOMING MEETING: COMMUNITY BOOK FAIR - NOV. 18

NOVEMBER 18, 2017

IRA COMMUNITY BOOK FAIR

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Venue: Agana Shopping Center

October 2017 Snapshots








IRA Donation to 30th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference

 
The IRA Guam Council donated $1,500 to the 30th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference. Pictured above L-R: Jose Cruz, LAC Co-Chair; Lois T. Gumataotao, IRA Guam President-Elect; Dr. Chris Garcia, LAC Chairperson; Rose Cruz Castro, IRA Guam Council President, and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, LAC Co-Chair and IRA Guam Webmaster.  

Friday, October 13, 2017