MARK YOUR CALENDAR!


UPCOMING MEETING:

NOVEMBER 18, 2017
IRA COMMUNITY BOOK FAIR

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

Venue: Agana Shopping Center


October 2017 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.


November Newsletter


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 9
October 21
November 18
December 2
January 13
February 10
March 10
April 21
May 19

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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

September 2017 Snapshots






 
















Guam Council - IRA 2017-2018 Officers and Standing Committee Members


President:
Rose Cruz Castro
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President-Elect, Readathon 2017-2018 Chair:
Lois T. Gumataotao
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Recording Secretary:
Manda Tenorio
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Treasurer:
Geri Charfauros
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Corresponding Secretary:
John Borja
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Grants:
Martha Sudo, Margaret Beem
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Hard Cover:
Geri Eclavea
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Paperback:
Annette Leon Guerrero
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Novelties:
Verna Mendiola, Elvina Johnson
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Professional Development:
Martha Sudo, Margaret Beem, Dr. Rivera
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Author Visit:
Rose Cruz Castro, Dr. Rivera
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Membership:
Stephanie Taitano, Nilfa Milan
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Webmaster:
Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera
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Newsletter:
April Cordova, Dylan Orot
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Professional Resources:
Liwanag Dominguez, Lois T. Gumataotao
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Door Prizes:
Dr. Darlene Roberto

UPCOMING MEETING: OCT. 21


OCTOBER 21, 2017
READ TO THE BEAT 70's!

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

Venue: JQ San Miguel Elementary School, Toto

September 2017 Guam Council ILA Newsletter



SY 2017-2018 THEMES

  • SEPT. 9 - READ TO THE BEAT 60’s
  • OCT. 21 - READ TO THE BEAT 70’s
  • NOV. 18 - ILA BOOK FAIR
  • DEC. 2* - LANGUAGE ARTS CONFERENCE:  SUCCESS THROUGH THE LANGUAGE ARTS
  • JAN. 13 - READ TO THE BEAT 80’s
  • FEB. 10 - READ-A-THON (RAT) AT KICK-OFF
  • MARCH 10 - READ TO THE BEAT 90’s
  • APRIL 21 - SPEND IT ALL, SPEND IT NOW
  • MAY 19 - NEW OFFICERS, STUDENT AWARDS
VENUE:  J.Q. SAN MIGUEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, TOTO, GUAM
*Day 1 of the LAC will be held at the UOG CLASS Lecture Hall on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Day 2 of the LAC will be held on Dec. 2, 2017 at the Dusit Thani Resort from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

TRANSITION WEBSITE!

AS SOON AS OUR TRANSITION PHASE IS COMPLETE, OUR NEW WEBSITE WILL BE

UPCOMING MEETING: Sept. 9


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

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

Venue: JQ San Miguel Elementary School, Toto

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Guam ILA Receives ILA Honor Council Award for 2016-2017 at the ILA Conference in Orlando, Florida


The Guam Council ILA has been instrumental in promoting literacy on Guam since 1968 and was recognized as an HONOR COUNCIL of the International Literacy Association for its achievements in programs, membership, promotion, and community service.  Pictured L-R:  Manda Tenorio, Guam ILA Recording Secretary; Annette Leon Guerrero, Guam ILA Board Member; Tiffany Sears, ILA Florida; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, 2016-2017 Guam ILA President; Rose Cruz Castro, 2017-2018 Guam ILA President; Martha Sudo, Guam ILA Board; Lori DiGisi, ILA Board; and Elvina Johnson, Guam ILA Board Member.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Annual Book Donation - June 23

On June 23, 2017, IRA board member Jane Rayphand delivered the annual book donation from the Guam Council International Reading Association to our local Prison.

Guam IRA annual book donation to the local prison's library on June 23, 2017. Pictured L-R: Guam IRA Board Member Jane Rayphand and Richard Dahill, Correction Officer 3. 


Sunday, May 7, 2017

UPCOMING MEETING: SEPTEMBER 2017

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



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

Venue: JQ San Miguel Elementary School, Toto

Kudos to the Guam Council IRA 2016-2017 Board!

Members of the Guam Council of the International Reading Association 2016-2017 Board received a special "Celebrate Literacy" award in honor of the their exemplary service in the promotion of literacy on May 6, 2017 during the IRA general membership meeting at JQ San Miguel Elementary School.

Engaging Presentations!



Annette Raguindin, IRA Board Member, explains the Tree Map during her presentation titled, "Strategies to Enhance Reading and Writing" on May 6, 2017 during the IRA May general membership meeting at JQ San Miguel Elementary School.




Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Guam IRA President, also presented her workshop during the general membership meeting.  Thank you to all of those who participated in the workshops.  We hope that you found the information to be meaningful for your classroom instruction!

Congratulations Top Read-A-Thon 2017 Winners!