Learning the names of the alphabet was one of the last lessons we introduced to the preschool/kindergarten class. The sounds of the letters of the alphabet were introduced first. This approach seemed to help especially children with delayed speech.
Dr. Maria Montessori was an always observing how all children learn. I’m always astounded at her insight.
Some people use the pink, blue and green reading schemes to teach reading. Here is how to start the pink reading scheme. You can use these lessons for the more advanced blue and green word schemes.
Some children have trouble with the transition of reading phonetic words to non-phonetic words. Here are some ideas that might help.
Montessori Word List for Reading, Spelling and Writing
Here are some lessons to use with the phonetic and phonogram word list.