Reading Rockets: The Alphabetic Principle

Reading Rockets
In Houston, the teacher of an advanced kindergarten class connects letters and sounds in a systematic and explicit way. For additional videos featuring effective teaching strategies, children's authors, reading experts, and professional development webcasts — plus a robust library of video clips organized by topic, visit And for more information about teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle, visit Reading Rockets is a national education service of public television station WETA.