RAP and IBB bring books to Leyte Province

RAP went to Tacloban and Leyte in Leyte Province  last January 26 and 27 to facilitate the distribution of boxes of brand new books to public schools whose libraries were destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan. The books came from the International Book Bank (IBB) based in the US. The following schools received boxes of books to help rebuild their library collections: Panalaron Central School, Don Vicente Quintero Memorial School, Marasbaras Elementary School, Burauen National High School, Cagangon Elementary School, Camansihay Elementary School, Catagbacan Elementary School, Abuyogon Elementary School, Villa Corazon Elementary School, Dinaayan Elementary School, Tagadtaran Elementary School, Matin-ao Elementary School, San Fernando Primary School, San Roque Elementary School, Marasbaras National High School, Lorenzo Daa Memorial School, Antonio Balmes National School, Manlurip Elementary School, Tanauan 1 Central School, Tanauan 2 Central School, and Bulod Elementary Schools.More than x books were distributed across these schools.

This activity brought immeasurable joy to the teachers and to the children as they eagerly opened the boxes of books and read them immediately.

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Summer Literacy Fora

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RAP Teacher Training in Pasay

Last November 29, 2014 at the Department of Education Division Office in Pasay, the Reading Association of the Philippines in partnership with Rotary Club Pasay West and literacy coach Victoria Lagoutte, held a workshop  for public school teachers from Pasay.  The workshop was dubbed as, “Training of Grade 2 Teachers on Literacy Enhancement Program (Read Aloud Project).” The workshop was facilitated by Victoria Lagoutte of the American School in Paris, who was ably assisted by RAP Board members Fe Novilunio, Heidi Macahilig and Remedios Nanawa. Also present to help RAP was Daisy Calado of Readabiity Clinis.

The purpose of the workshop was to train the teachers on how to use Read Aloud as a strategy to enhance literacy learning in their classrooms and help their students be efficient and effective readers.
The workshop was participated by 175 principals and grade 2 teachers. A follow-up training is expected to be held in May 2015.
Maria Victoria Lagoutte, Daisy Calado, RAP board, DepEd Pasay Officials, Rotary Club Officials
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RAP board with the participants

IRA’s 60th Anniversary

You are invited to the 60th International Reading Conference on July 18-20, 2015 at St. Louis, Missouri.

Please click the link below for further information.



The Reading Association of the Philippines invites you to the Asian Literacy Conference on October 2015 at Mumbai, India.

For further information, please do click the attachment below.

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Demofest Invitation

Dear Literacy Advocates, Administrators and Teachers,

Greetings from the Reading Association of the Philippines (RAP)!

We would like to invite you to attend our annual RAP Demofest this coming October 2-4, 2014 in Cebu City.  This year’s demonstration festival is on the theme: Understanding Reading Difficulties in the Era of Standards.

All plenary and demonstration lessons featured in this Demofest shall focus on the following themes:

  1. Reading Assessment Strategies for the Classroom Teacher
  2. Reading Intervention across the Various Strands of Literacy
    for Struggling Readers
  3. Teacher Preparation and Development for Effective Reading Instruction

for Struggling Readers

The registration fee is P4,500. Those who register before September 15 will enjoy a discounted rate of P4,000.

For further information, you may email rapdemofest2014@gmail.com or text 0935-9795775. Participants are encouraged to register early as slots are limited. The registration fee is inclusive of snacks, lunch, a kit and a certificate. We look forward to your participation.

Attached are the demofest program and lists of hotels you might want to stay in.


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Last August 30, 2014 at the Multi-Purpose Center of Xavier School Nuvali, the annual RAP Literacy Forum was held with the theme, “Thoughtful Teaching through Meaningful Measurements.” The forum was the perfect opportunity to discuss issues in reading assessment that affected literacy instruction. The forum also aimed to help teachers learn strategies for classroom assessment and identify reading difficulties among their students.
The whole morning was spent listening to plenary lectures by Dr. Lorna Dig-Dino (DEP ED Region 2), Mr. Victor Villanueva (Read-ability) and Mr. Frederick Perez (Xavier School Nuvali). In addition, in-depth workshops  on clinical assessment, classroom assessment and phonological awareness were held by Mr. Perez, Mr. Villanueva and Dr. Leonor Diaz (UP College of Education).
The forum was attended by over 150 teachers from different schools in the  NCR and CALABARZON regions.
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