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The Roadmap to Literacy Renewal of Literacy Edition: A Guide to Teaching Language Arts in Waldorf Schools Grades 1 through 3

Jennifer Irene Militzer-Kopperl

The Roadmap to Literacy: Renewal of Literacy Edition is a complete language arts curriculum for Waldorf schools, charter schools, and home schooling grades 1 through 3. It provides clear guidance on how to teach reading, writing, grammar, and spelling. It also introduces and explains the Waldorf curriculum. It is based on the indications of Rudolf Steiner, founder of Waldorf education. It shows how to restore diversity and inclusivity to Waldorf education. It shows how to make every minute matter. It introduces environmental education. It explains how to teach and assess to help all students learn to read and spell.







Book Details

  • Publisher: Renewal of Literacy Press
  • Publish Date: Dec 15th, 2022
  • Pages: 788
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 11.00in - 8.50in - 1.57in - 3.95lb
  • EAN: 9781734563023
  • Categories: Teaching - Subjects - Reading & PhonicsHome Schooling

About the Author

Militzer-Kopperl, Jennifer Irene: - Jennifer Militzer-Kopperl is the author of The Roadmap to Literacy: Renewal of Literacy(R) Edition. Jennifer is a private Remedial Specialist. She graduated from Grand Valley State University with a B.A. in Russian Studies (1994), completed two years of graduate school in Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Kansas, and graduated from Rudolf Steiner College with a degree in Waldorf education (2005). Her background in education includes clinician and trainer at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes(R) (1999-2001), resource specialist (2002-2005), and private Remedial Specialist for area Waldorf schools (2005-2022). Jennifer has taught hundreds of students to read and has trained scores of teachers, including clinicians and teachers at Lindamood-Bell and Waldorf faculties both private and public. She has assessed hundreds of Waldorf students over the years and has taught reading and spelling to classes, small groups, and individuals. Jennifer got the idea to write The Roadmap to Literacy in the aughties when she was assessing second-grade reading skills in a Waldorf school as part of the school's accreditation process. She discovered a distinctive pattern of weaknesses in early reading skills (Waldorf profile) that she could explain through her background in linguistics. She began offering workshops including "How English Works" to Waldorf faculties to show them how to teach reading and spelling skills in English by combining Lindamood-Bell(R) practices with Waldorf methodology. These workshops were the genesis of The Roadmap to Literacy. Jennifer wrote The Roadmap to Literacy: Renewal of Literacy(R) Edition to finish that book and show teachers how to get up to 95% of students reading and spelling at grade level in a way that aligns with the spirit of Steiner's indication and intentions for Waldorf education.The Roadmap to Literacy: Renewal of Literacy(R) Edition is Jennifer Militzer-Kopperl's third book. Jennifer is the co-author of The Roadmap to Literacy: A Guide to Teaching Language Arts in Waldorf Schools Grades 1 through 3 (Langley and Militzer-Kopperl 2018) and the author of the sequel Continuing the Journey to Literacy: A Guide to Teaching Language Arts in Waldorf Schools Grades 4 through 8 (Militzer-Kopperl 2020). The Roadmap to Literacy and Continuing the Journey to Literacy form a complete program for teaching language arts in Waldorf Schools grades 1-8. This program is called Renewal of Literacy(R), and it is comprised of the Roadmap to Literacy Books and online courses.Jennifer is the creator of the websites renewalofliteracy.com and roadmaptolitercysite.com.Jennifer lives with her husband and their two cats.

Praise for this book

What Readers Are Saying:

"Renewal of Literacy(R) [Edition] is the future of Waldorf language arts instruction. Helping to unearth misunderstandings in Waldorf tradition and get to the heart of literacy development, this book is an essential resource for all Waldorf teachers, schools, and homeschooling parents." -Melissa Carpenter, Grades Teacher, Tamarack Waldorf School

I wish I had had this volume when I began teaching my first Waldorf class! Nowhere else have I encountered evidence of such thorough research of Rudolf Steiner's indications regarding best practices for teaching language arts in the early grades. -Laura Embrey-Stine, former class teacher (Sacramento Waldorf School), former pedagogical chair (Camellia Waldorf School), co-author of Form Drawing Grades One through Four, and form drawing consultant (www.lauraembrey.com)

"I love the Renewal of Literacy(R) Edition. As teachers seek to understand children raised in the technological world of today yet retain the innocence of childhood, Jennifer Militzer-Kopperl shows the path. The ability to question Waldorf pedagogy yet stay true to its basic tenets makes this new edition a valuable resource for teachers. I particularly like the sacred nothing sections, and I find this edition easier to read." -Mary Spotts, literacy specialist, Denver Waldorf School