Word Mastery Primer

For First and Second Graders

Edited by Hugh Renwick

Available to buy

Quick Look

  • A unique reading primer to help teachers provide a memorable approach to learning to read
  • Includes imaginative short stories to allow pupils to practise the sounds they've learned
  • From an experienced Waldorf class teacher and teacher trainer

A wonderful teacher resource for helping children learn to read, bringing the sounds of words and phonemes to life.

280 x 216 mm
Waldorf Publications
Steiner-Waldorf Education; Waldorf Publications
128 pages
Publication date:
26 Jan 2017


This book is a wonderful teacher resource for helping children learn to read.

The Word Mastery Primer empowers teachers to organise sounds and words into families, and to invent picture-filled stories which bring the sounds of words and phonemes to life for children learning to read. The lovely short stories allow children to practise the sound families they've learned.

This book has been used in manuscript form for teacher training in the Education Department at Antioch, New England, for many years. It's a gem of a reading primer, which has helped hundreds of teachers decide on the most memorable approach to putting sounds together with letters.


Hugh Renwick has decades of experience as a Waldorf class teacher, and teacher trainer. He is well known for his creativity and storytelling skills.

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