Writing to Reading the Steiner Waldorf Way
Foundations of Creative Literacy in Classes 1 and 2
This is both a theoretical and practical book giving a complete pathway to teaching children how to write and read in Classes 1 and 2 (equivalent UK Years 2 and 3.) This book provides teachers with appealing, easy-to-use plans, and practical activities for immediate use. It also sets out fundamental principles of Steiner Waldorf pedagogy. It shows how this dovetails with the best of both mainstream primary approaches and specialist dyslexia-friendly methods. Teachers can use these principles to become confident in creating their own activities and resources.The book showcases the holistic, creative aspects of the Steiner Waldorf literacy approach. The teaching of writing before reading is prioritized so as to engage children’s creativity in learning. Developing the child’s own voice through writing and storytelling, to lead over into reading, is highly effective for motivation and success.