"THOSE HAVING TORCHES WILL PASS THEM ON TO OTHERS." - Plato


"First of all, in the context of education, this implies that teachers have the Torch of Literacy - that they have the knowledge and understanding of the meaning of literacy. Secondly, Plato implies that those who have the Torch will also have the desire and the will to pass it on. Enthusiastic, caring teachers pass this Torch to their students everyday."


Dr. Jo M. Stanchfield - Founder, American Literacy Corporation


  • Award Submissions

    Please help the American Literacy Corporation identify and reward California certificated K-8 teachers, librarians, coordinators, reading specialists, etc, who are quietly improving the literacy skills of their students.

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  • CRA Councils

    Encourage and mentor an outstanding K-8 educator to apply for the "Outstanding   Contributions to Literacy" award

    Write a letter of recommendation for the applicant (to be included in the application)

    $500 will be awarded to the nominating council of the WINNING educator

  • Read Aloud Strategies (K-8)

    AMERICAN LITERACY CORPORATION (ALC) offers educators, parents, and others, the strategies to use when reading aloud to students that will help ensure success in reading/listening comprehension for all students. ALC offers free lessons on this website for K-8 instructors using Read Aloud Strategies and a selected piece of children’s literature.

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