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UPCOMING MEETING:

SEPTEMBER 9, 2017
READ TO THE BEAT 60's!
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Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Venue: JQ San Miguel Elementary School, Toto
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May 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.



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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May 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




September 2017
STAY TUNED!

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

CONGRATULATIONS, Islanders! 




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



UPCOMING GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING - AUTHOR VISIT - MARCH 11


MARCH 11, 2017

"Take steps to integrate educational technology standards."

AUTHOR VISIT!

FEATURING AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR: DOUGLAS ARVIDSON




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!