March 21, 2020

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

Venue: Liguan Elementary School

February Newsletter

Read-A-Thon Kick-Off Snapshots

January Meeting Snapshots

IRA Community Book Fair Snapshots

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.

IRA Guam Anthology


Getting an IRA grant is the perfect opportunity for you to enhance your students' reading experience. For more information, see Vivian Wolff 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!

Application Deadlines: April & October meetings, 11:00 a.m.

IRA Grant Application for SY2019-2020

September 7
October 5
November 15 & 16 - Language Arts Conference
December 14
January 11
February 8 - RAT Kick-Off
March 21
April 18 - Spend It All, Spend It Now
May 2

Friday, February 17, 2017

JFKHS Read-A-Thon 2017 Song/Poem Contest Winners

In support of IRA”s Read-A-Thon 2017 “Read to the Beat,” JFKHS held a Kick Off Week of activities from February 6-10. On the last day, a contest was held in which students recited and performed original poems and songs promoting literacy and the importance of reading. After careful deliberation by a set of teacher judges, the following pieces came out on top and won the grand prizes worth up to $50 each!

Winning Poem: “Catch Us Doing Literacy, How About That?” by Shayla Quichocho, Kenneth Ruda, Kaelani Santos, and Jbert Satauo

Winning Song: “What Kind of World (The Importance of Reading)” by Jarvis Aguon and Timothy Villanueva


Click on the image above to view the winning poem.

Price Elementary Read-A-Thon Activity: Black and White and “Read” All Over

Click on the image above to view Price Elementary's Read-A-Thon 2017:  Read to the Beat activities.

Price Elementary Read-A-Thon Activity: Wear It, Read It Day

Click on the image above to view Price Elementary's Read-A-Thon 2017:  Read to the Beat activities.

Price Elementary Read-A-Thon Activity: I Love Reading!

Click on the image above to view Price Elementary's Read-A-Thon 2017:  Read to the Beat activities.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

20 Fun Reading Response Activities Handout


MARCH 11, 2017

"Take steps to integrate educational technology standards."



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

Venue: George Washington High School

Friday, February 3, 2017

Read-A-Thon 2017 Kick Off A Success!

IRA members celebrated the Read-A-Thon Kick Off: Read to the Beat with cheers, music, performances, and meaningful literacy presentations by Lois Gumataotao, Dylan Orot, and Evangeline "Vangie" Chaco.  The presentations included the following:  Literacy through music, 20 fun reading response activities for fiction and non-fiction, and turning minds on using foldables! Enjoy the following snapshots taken at this memorable meeting!