Renewal of Literacy

Welcome to Renewal of Literacy, a website dedicated to renewing literacy and language arts instruction in Waldorf schools and the home of The Roadmap to Literacy Books:

  1. The Roadmap to Literacy: Renewal of Literacy Edition
  2. The Roadmap to Literacy
  3. Continuing the Journey to Literacy.

Renewal of Literacy supports excellence in education through a balanced approach. The Roadmap to Literacy Books combine Rudolf Steiner's indications for education and modern best practices. 

Join me in renewing literacy, for the 21st century--and beyond.

–Jennifer Militzer-Kopperl,
author of The Roadmap to Literacy Books

Jennifer Militzer-Kopperl

What's New at Renewal of Literacy?

Renewal of Literacy Edition

The Roadmap to Literacy: Renewal of Literacy® Edition

The Roadmap to Literacy Renewal of Literacy® Edition by Jennifer Militzer-Kopperl is a new edition of The Roadmap to Literacy (Langley and Militzer-Kopperl 2018)It shows how to fix the #1 thing teachers are doing wrong when they use Roadmap. It is a valuable resource for teachers who wish to find the balance between Rudolf Steiner's indications for Waldorf language arts instruction and modern best practices.

The Keys to Literacy Capacities
Unlocking The Roadmap to Literacy Online, On-Demand Course

Announcing "The Keys to Literacy Capacities," a bundle of three online, on-demand courses that will show you the capacities to teach to support reading and spelling. 

Announcing "Unlocking The Roadmap to Literacy," an online, on-demand course that will show you how to get up and running using The Roadmap to Literacy (either edition). 

Introducing the Other Roadmap to Literacy Books

The Roadmap to Literacy Books are textbooks for Waldorf teachers and homeschool parents. They bring the best of Rudolf Steiner's indications and modern research to renew the teaching of language arts. These books help Waldorf teachers present a structured, academically challenging, and enriching language arts curriculum, one that aligns with child development, the spirit of Waldorf education, and the spirit of the English language.

The goal of The Roadmap to Literacy Books is to renew education, starting with a renewal of literacy. The Roadmap to Literacy (grades 1-3) shows how to teach students to read. Continuing the Journey to Literacy (grades 4-8) shows how to teach language arts once students are ready to read to learn. It includes the entire Waldorf main lesson curriculum because literacy is so much more than proficiency in reading and spelling skills! 

Grades 4-8: Read to Learn

Once you have taught your students to read, check out the sequel to The Roadmap to Literacy: Continuing the Journey to Literacy: A Guide to Teaching Language Arts in Waldorf Schools Grades 4 through 8 by Jennifer Militzer-Kopperl. It shows how to teach language arts and the Steiner-Waldorf curriculum! 

Grades 1-3: Learn to Read

The Roadmap to Literacy: A Guide to Teaching Language Arts in Waldorf Schools Grades 1 through 3 is the original edition by Janet Langley and Jennifer Militzer-Kopperl. It provides clear guidance on teaching language arts and literacy in the early grades in Waldorf schools.