La cartilla de Gretel is an easy to follow program for students in Kindergarten, First or Second Grade. This method emphasizes the mechanics of reading and writing in Spanish. The program uses sound associations to facilitate the students recollection of vowel and consonant sounds. La cartilla de Gretel is a compoletely phonetic approcach to reading and writing which takes the student from the simple to the complex. In other words, the student will learn to read and write by first learning letter sounds, then syllable sounds and then froming words. Certain sight words are then presented so the student can then form sentences and ultimately praragraphs and poems. This is a completely controlled method whereby no letters or phonetic sounds are used until they are fully introduced as mentioned in the above paragraph. La cartilla de Gretel teacher's kit consists of the following-A 17 X 22 inches flipchart and easel, Reproducible syllabic and wowel charts, Answer Key to the Syllabic charts, 92 page student book, Reproducible Homework pages, Audio CDE of all poems included in the Flipchart, Reproducible Evaluations, Evaluation answer key, The teacher's guide and a durable canvas carrying case.