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

Saturday, October 13, 2018

UPCOMING MEETING: Nov. 9 & 10 at the 31st Annual Regional Language Arts Conference*

NOVEMBER 9 & 10, 2018

FRIDAY:  4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.                                           

SATURDAY:  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 P.m.

VENUE: Pacific Star Hotel

*Please note that there is a conference fee. Visit for details.

Language Arts Conference - Nov. 9 & 10

Monday, October 8, 2018

IRA Donation to 31st Annual Regional Language Arts Conference

The IRA Guam Council donated $1,500 to the 31st Annual Regional Language Arts Conference. Pictured above L-R: Jose Cruz, LAC Chair; Dr. James Sellmann, Dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS); Lois Taitano Gumataotao, IRA Guam Council President; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, LAC Co-Chair. Not pictured are LAC Co-Chairs Dr. Clarisa Quan; Dr. Catherine Stoicovy; Dr. Chris Garcia; and Evelyn Chargualaf, LAC Administrative Coordinator.

IRA Read-A-Thon 2018-2019 Kick-Off Snapshots