Okay, I need some opinions.
I was planning on buying All About Spelling for my dd. She will be 2nd grade and 7/8 years old. A big reason I was planning on buying it is because she struggles with visual dyslexia and therefore reading. I thought that it would work her through the phonics rules again with helping her to spell the words, too.
We have been working through the Progressive Phonics books this year. She is currently in the Advanced book 5. We have 4 weeks of school left for this year. She will probably comlete book 6 maybe 7.
I have looked at the price of getting started with AAS. It is a big investment to begin with and well worth it if it is the program for you.
My question is, would you buy AAS or would you just go back through the Progressive Phonics books and then do spelling through dictation later. I like how AAS works with hands on figuring out how to make the words, but there are also so many rule breakers that I wonder if the Progressive Phonics and then dictation would be just as good.
I will also be using the program (whichever way) with my younger dd. She will be 5/6 next school year. But, she is not having any struggles with scholastics at all. In fact she has wanted to read (her favorite free time activity) and is reading on a 2nd grade level. I have been having her go through the Progressive Phonics so she hears the rules, but she already knows most of the words. She is in the Progressive Phonics book 6.
Thanks for your input.