I designed Letras magicas as a scaffolding activity to help beginning and struggling readers decode more effectively. I suggest these letters be used with rhyming word cards that have picture support for optimal benefit in the decoding process. I have provided instructions on how to use the letters for optimal decoding effectiveness. However, the letters may also be used to strengthen spelling skills, especially in English. The fact that the letters are large enough to see from a distance makes it possible to monitor the activity of one student/pair/or group while working with a different set of students.