"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


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  • Read Aloud Strategies (K-8)

    AMERICAN LITERACY CORPORATION (ALC) offers teachers, 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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