MAY 11, 2019

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

VENUE: Guam Reef & Olive Spa Resort, Tumon

May Newsletter

ILA 2018 Presentation

Marilyn Pryle - 20 Writing Activities for Adolescents
ILA 2018

Presented by
April Cordova and Dylan Orot

May Meeting Snapshots

IRA Community Book Fair Snapshots


Read-A-Thon Kick-Off 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.

Inaugural IRA 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!

Fall Application Deadline: April 6, 2019, 11:00 a.m.

IRA Grant Application for SY2018-2019

December 1 - BOOK FAIR, ASC
January 19 - SPEND IT ALL
February 23
March 9
April 20
May 11

Sunday, May 7, 2017



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!

Grant awarded to Nelson!

Martina Nelson, a middle school teacher from VSA Benavente, was presented a $500 check for her grant proposal titled, "The Best Me I Can Be:  Using Memoirs to Develop Growth Mindset" from grant chairperson, Lois T. Gumataotao, on May 2, 2017.  Congratulations Martina, and best wishes on your project!

Congratulations New Executive Board Members!

Congratulations to our incoming 2017-2018 Executive Board Members:  Rose Marie C. Castro, President; Lois Taitano Gumataotao, President-Elect; Manda Tenorio, Recording Secretary; John Borja, Corresponding Secretary; and Geri Charfauros, Treasurer.  These newly-elected officers were installed during a special ceremony on May 6, 2017, as part of the May IRA general membership meeting.  They are energized and ready to carry on our mission of promoting literacy in our region!