The Glass Analysis Sandra Schwartz and Cara Stromberg When Do You Use Glass Analysis? вЂў When a student has difficulty decoding words вЂў Decoding: breaking down a word into itsвЂ™ speech sounds (sounding it out) вЂў Pre-requisite skill to comprehension вЂў When an individual can decode fluently, he/she has the ability to comprehend what he/she has read An Example Individual Letters to Clusters вЂў Instead of decoding individual letters, clusters should be taught вЂў Cluster patterns are found at the beginning, middle, and/or end of a word вЂў Ex. вЂњSpringвЂќ вЂ“ S-P-R-I-N-G vs. SPR-ING Generalizing the Clusters вЂў Need to perceive distinctive features in words (e.g., вЂњsprвЂќ or вЂњingвЂќ) вЂў Must compare and contrast cluster patterns (e.g., вЂњspвЂќ vs. вЂњsprвЂќ) вЂў Identification process is transferred to new words (e.g., вЂњspringвЂќ vs. вЂњbringвЂќ) The Glass Analysis вЂў вЂњactive stimulus response process that is controlled by the teacherвЂќ (Miccinati, 2001, p. 140) вЂў Standardized teaching method for teaching distinctive clusters within words Steps to Learn Letter Clusters 1. Teacher presents word in print, while saying it 2. Student looks at word, while saying it 3. Teacher gives sounds of letters and asks which letters represent the sounds 4. The student responds 5. Teachers says the letters and asks for the sounds 6. Student responds 7. Teacher asks the student what the word is and the student responds with the entire word *if process breaks down, go back to step 1 Tips for Success вЂў Teacher must engage student in the process at all time вЂў Student must attend to word card throughout the intervention вЂў Meaningful letter clusters should not be broken up, and the whole word should be presented вЂў Consistent PRAISE and REINFORCEMENT is key!!! Practitioner Feedback вЂў вЂњWith Glass-Analysis the kids are now actually reading, where before we all got bogged down just learning rules. In particular the 4th and 5th graders are proud to show visitors their new found success in reading aloud. Reading is a whole new thing to them." Barbara Bass (Reading teacher in Florida) вЂў "It gives all childrenвЂ¦an opportunity to feel instant success. My students are no longer intimidated by unknown вЂ�bigвЂ™ words, and their spelling usually improves, too. Parents comment on the positive decoding progress their children make." Roslyn Brooks (Resource room teacher, Queens, NY) вЂў "One method stands above all others for its functional simplicity and compatibility with the research of the past on word recognition. It is Glass-Analysis." Dr. Anthony Manzo (Professor of Reading and SPED, Kansas City) Glass Analysis Materials Kits Include: вЂў Kits organized by difficulty вЂ“ вЂ“ вЂ“ вЂ“ Starters Mediums Harders Completers вЂ“ вЂ“ вЂ“ вЂ“ Cluster cards Teacher guide Follow-through practice books Across word puzzles вЂў Each kit includes: Cost of Glass Analysis вЂў Each Kit: $78.75 вЂў Complete Set: $300.00 вЂў Can purchase individual materials separately вЂў Can also make your own for free! Questions??