Grades 1-3: Learn to Read
Grades 4-8: Read to Learn
The Roadmap to Literacy: A Guide to Teaching Language Arts in Waldorf Schools Grades 1 through 3 by Janet Langley and Jennifer Militzer-Kopperl provides clear guidance on teaching literacy in the early grades. It builds off the work of Rudolf Steiner, founder of Waldorf education, by adding in material that is specific to the English language as well as modern research in literacy skills.
Once students complete The Roadmap to Literacy, they have learned to read and have mastered other basic literacy skills. They are ready for the sequel: Continuing the Journey to Literacy: A Guide to Teaching Language Arts in Waldorf Schools Grades 4 through 8 by Jennifer Militzer-Kopperl. Students will then dive into the subject blocks and learn about English, history, geography, natural science, and more. They will continue to learn new literacy skills in English, but they will apply their new skills in all the other subjects.