MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

UPCOMING MEETING ~ LAC:

November 15 and 16, 2019

Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


32nd ANNUAL REGIONAL LANGUAGE ARTS CONFERENCE (LAC)*

Venue: Pacific Star Hotel (both days)

*Please note that there is a conference fee to attend the LAC. IRA members pay a discounted fee. Be sure to mention that you are an IRA member in order to receive the discounted rate.

**You can also earn 1 graduate credit for recertification purposes. You must be registered for the LAC before you can register for the PD894 LAC course. For course inquiries, e-mail Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera at mnrivera@triton.uog.edu or mnrivera1@yahoo.com.

FOR MORE INFORMATION,

November Newsletter




October Meeting Snapshots

IRA Community Book Fair Snapshots

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Read-A-Thon Kick-Off Snapshots


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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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IRA Guam Anthology




HANDOUTS FROM IRA MEETINGS/CONFERENCES

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.

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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!


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

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.