Grade Level: Grade 1 to 12, Adult Literacy
1. What is the purpose of Glass
Analysis? Each cluster of word cards is comprised Glass Analysis was designed to teach of several cards from the same word children a process for decoding by family (e.g., ring, sing, bring, fling, combining a whole word approach with sting, bringing, singing, singer). intensive training in word families with
an emphasis on onset/rimes. Once the 4. What teaching procedure should be child has gained decoding skills, he or used with Glass Analysis?
she begins to be taught word meanings This is a direct instruction program, with and comprehension. a heavy emphasis on stimulus-response
bonding. Each lesson takes 10-15 2. With whom can it be used? minutes.
It was developed for use for children and ; Introduce the cluster for the day and adults with learning disabilities or mild have the children repeat it. intellectual disabilities. It may also be ; Identify a whole word and have it useful for students who have English as repeated. a second language. ; Give the sounds of the letters and ask for them to be repeated. 3. What is the format of Glass ; Take away letters or sounds and ask Analysis? for the remaining sounds. It was developed in 1978 by Gerald and ; Ask for the whole word to be Esther Glass and comes in a kit repeated again. published by Easier to Learn Inc., Garden City, New York. The kit This is the general procedure; for includes: specific detail, refer to the manual. ; Instructional Manual ; Follow Through Practice books 5. In what types of settings should ; Quick and Easy Alphabet Learning Glass Analysis be used? Program This is a direct instruction Program, best ; Early Start Kit suited to small groups; however, it can ; Starters' Kit with 30 cue card and also be used with a whole class or cluster packs individually. ; Mediums' Kit with the next most difficult 30 pack 6. To what extent has research shown ; Harders' kit with the next most Glass Analysis to be useful? difficult 30 pack Research has demonstrated that whole ; Completers' kit with the final 28 word methods with and emphasis on
clusters word families and onset rimes are ; A total of 2300 word cards. effective ways to improve the word
recognition skills of children with reading disabilities.
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