Breaking the Letter a Week Tradition: Conveying the Alphabetic Principle to Young Children
Discusses 5 concepts that illustrate how children grasp the alphabetic principle and suggests reasons to discontinue teaching a letter a week. Successful strategies for conveying the alphabetic principle include kid watching, language watching, using environmental print, playing with the alphabet, song/chant/poetry, and alphabet books.
Reutzel, D. R. (1992). Breaking the Letter a Week Tradition: Conveying the Alphabetic Principle to Young Children. Childhood Education, 69 (November), pp. 20-23.