Renewal of Literacy® shows educators how to teach

language arts in Waldorf schools grades 1-8

starting with reading, writing, & spelling in grades 1-3

and working up to the subject blocks in grades 4-8

with the Roadmap to Literacy Books.

The Roadmap to Literacy: Renewal of Literacy Edition is coming soon!


Advanced Praise for The Roadmap to Literacy: Renewal of Literacy Edition





“Renewal of Literacy® [Edition of The Roadmap to Literacy] 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

Praise for The Roadmap to Literacy: Renewal of Literacy® Edition




I wish I had had this volume when I began teaching! 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 Form Drawing Grades One through Four, and form drawing consultant (www.lauraembrey.com





Praise for The Roadmap to Literacy: Renewal of Literacy® Edition



"I love the Renewal of Literacy® 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 


Hi, I’m Jennifer Militzer-Kopperl

I am a private remedial specialist and the creator of Renewal of Literacy®, a complete language arts program for Waldorf schools grades 1 - 8.

I have taught hundreds of students to read, write, and spell (Waldorf and public) and have trained scores of teachers, including clinicians at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes and Waldorf faculties both private and public.

Now I am offering Renewal of Literacy® courses to teach Waldorf teachers, faculties, administrators, and homeschool parents how to create, deliver, and assess an academically robust language arts curriculum for the English language for Waldorf students grades 1 - 8, one that aligns with the spirit of Steiner-Waldorf education and the indications of its founder, Rudolf Steiner.

Renewal of Literacy® is comprised of three books:

  1. The Roadmap to Literacy: A Guide to Teaching Language Arts in Waldorf Schools Grades 1–3 (learn to read)
  2. Continuing the Journey to Literacy: A Guide to Teaching Language Arts in Waldorf Schools Grades 4–8 (read to learn)
  3. The Roadmap to Literacy: Renewal of Literacy: A Guide to Teaching Language Arts in Waldorf Schools Grades 1–3 (a new edition of The Roadmap to Literacy)