UOG Press Resources
UOG Press is happy to provide free copies of our activity sheets to promote literacy and increase accessibility to learning resources and literary and scholarly texts.
Our activity sheets are perfect companions for our Taiguini Books and are created to build reading comprehension; encourage engagement with our publications; and promote literacy, language and critical and creative thinking. Choose from a range of coloring sheets, language learning activities, creative writing and art prompts, problem-solving activities, and curriculum guides.
by Dolores Barcinas Santos
13 Months in Malesso’ captures a distinctly CHamoru sense of time and place, and beautifully illustrates the many ways in which the island of Guam nourishes and sustains its people.
by Teresita Perez and Translated by Ana Rivera Tenorio
CHamoru Legends: A Gathering of Stories retells 12 CHamoru legends and includes personal reflections from author Teresita Lourdes Perez, unique illustrations for each legend by Guam artists, and versions of the legends in the CHamoru language by Maria Ana Tenorio Rivera.
by Catherine Payne
At the seashore, or chepchop unai, a young boy named Juan learns how to build sand sculptures from his uncle. This book highlights the beauty and importance of intergenerational sharing in the CHamoru culture.
by Delores Camacho
The Loveable Mansanita Tree (Guaiyayon na Trongkon Mansanita) highlights the special bond shared between three young sisters, who found sanctuary and adventure under the canopy of their loveable mansanita tree.
I Lalai i Bilembaotuyan is the story of a young girl, Lalai, and her grandfather, Tåtan Bihu. Through patience, practice, and love for one another, Tåtan Bihu teaches Lalai how to play the bilembaotuyan, a unique CHamoru instrument that makes a beautiful sound.
Ma Guaiya Yu’, si Nåna yan si Tåta (Grandma and Grandpa Love Me) is a vibrant picture book featuring lovely watercolor illustrations that depict the many ways grandparents show their love to their grandchildren.
by Olympia Terral
Mother Tree tells the story of Atisa, the last surviving adult håyon lågu, or “tree of the north” on Guam. She has become the Mother Tree and the final hope for this beautiful native species to survive.
by Lance Osborn
Pedro and the Golden Ko’ko’ (Si Pedro yan i Hilét Oru na Ko’ko’) is an exciting tale of a young boy named Pedro from Malesso’, who is on a quest to capture the clever Golden Ko’ko’.
Produced by UOG Press and UOG Departmen of English and Applied Linguitics
For over 20 years, Storyboard: A Journal of Pacific Imagery has promoted literacy in the Pacific Islands and annually invites writers and artists to submit poetry, prose and artwork responding to current themes and topics impacting Pacific islands.
UOG Press worked with a group of K-12 CHamoru teachers from the Guam Department of Education to create curriculum guides, activities and presentations to help teachers use CHamoru publications published by Taiguini Books in their courses. Teachers were able to provide examples on how the books can help to achieve grade-level appropriate curriculum standards and be used to teach a variety of concepts, vocabulary, cultural values and much more.
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