Canciones y cuentos

  • AUTHOR: Lada Kratky
  • ©2013 
  • Recommended For: Bilingual Education | English Language Learners | Summer School
  • Grade(s): K , 1 , 2
  • Subject(s): Reading & Writing


About the Program

Captivate children's imaginations with songs and stories.

Canciones y cuentos is an elementary Spanish phonics program for grades K-2. It can be used as either a stand-alone program or with Reach into Phonics, Reach, and Reach for Reading.

  • Sing engaging songs to introduce content and sound/spellings to build phonological awareness
  • Teach and practice sound/spellings, letter formation, and other key reading skills to develop foundational literacy skills
  • Read exciting stories and informational texts to build knowledge and develop fluency
  • Write and apply skills using interactive routines and resources

About the Author

  • Lada Kratky

    During her 18 years of teaching in K–2 classrooms, as well as teaching Descubriendo la lectura and Reading Recovery, Lada Kratky has fostered a love of reading in hundreds of English-speaking and Spanish-speaking children. She is the author of numerous children's books and classroom resources and has authored both English and Spanish early literacy programs. She has been a featured speaker at national, regional, and local educational conferences, as well as institutes and training workshops across the country, presenting strategies and techniques for effective early literacy instruction.

    Ms. Kratky's monographs include: Reach into Beginning Reading and Make Every Minute Count!.

Products Included


Canciones y cuentos provides an array of assessments.

Literacy Skills

  • Concepts of print
  • Letter-sound and letter-name
  • Handwriting
  • High-frequency words


  • Phonological awareness
  • Oral reading
  • Spelling

Progress Monitoring

  • Phonics
  • Spelling
  • Oral reading


Access audio and interactive resources to enhance instruction at

  • Interactive whiteboard resources
  • Sing-along songs
  • Letter cards
  • Cancionero MP3s
  • Word Builder / Armapalabras

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