Welcome to Roadmap to Literacy Site 

support website for The Roadmap to Literacy Books


 A new edition of the roadmap to literacy

The Roadmap to Literacy provides educators and parents all the information necessary to teach their students the skills of reading, writing, grammar, and spelling so that they will be able to meet the demands of the upper grades—and beyond.


  • The essential material that students need to learn
  • An entire section on Phonics Rules
  • Key pitfalls to avoid. Take this quiz to learn more. 
  • Ideas to introduce new concepts in an imaginative and lively way
  • Effective practice activities
  • Comprehensive lesson planning
  • Easy ways to assess the program’s efficacy
  • How to handle common remedial issues


  • Storytelling (the key to restoring diversity and inclusivity)
  • Introduction to the Steiner-Waldorf curriculum
  • Environmental Education: Home Surroundings (the transition to fourth grade and the sequel) 
  • New research on how to end the reading wars
  • Incontestable proof  that The Roadmap to Literacy aligns with Rudolf Steiner's indications (and corrections where it did not)
  • New assessment tools for every ability level

The Roadmap to Literacy: Renewal of Literacy Edition completes the book. It provides the key to renewing literacy--for the 21st century and beyond.  



I wrote The Roadmap to Literacy to get up to 95% of students reading and spelling at grade level by the end of third grade so they would be ready for the Steiner-Waldorf fourth grade subject curriculum. The following courses show you how:

Unlocking The Roadmap to Literacy is the introductory course for The Roadmap to Literacy. It supports both editions of the book. It shows how to teach students to read in grades 1-3 by matching instruction to the students' phase(s) of literacy. That way, all students' needs are met. Teachers who master the art of teaching (and the science of assessing) can get up to 95% of students reading at grade level by the end of third grade.  


The Other Roadmap to Literacy Books

Continuing the Journey to Literacy

Once students complete The Roadmap to Literacy, 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. Together, these two books create a renewal of literacy. They bring Waldorf education into the twenty-first century and prepare Waldorf teachers and homeschool parents to teach an academically rigorous Waldorf curriculum, one that is in alignment with the spirit of Steiner’s indications and with the spirit of the English language.

The Roadmap to Literacy

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. 

Two Authors

Jennifer Militzer-Kopperl and Janet Langley are the two authors of The Roadmap to Literacy.

There was a third party's name on the original edition: Patti Connolly. Patti Connolly is neither co-author nor contributor (author) of The Roadmap to Literacy. For official information about Patti Connolly's involvement, click here to read what is on file with the US Copyright Office. 

I apologize for the confusion. 


There is a lot of misinformation about how to use The Roadmap to Literacy. Click on the left to take a quiz to learn more. Click here for "The Seven Core Tenets of The Roadmap to Literacy." 

Meet the Authors of the Original Edition of
The Roadmap to Literacy

Jennifer Militzer-Kopperl’s Website


Janet Langley’s Website


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