I broke down and bought it. I did. I ordered the first two books plus the kit and am now awaiting their arrival. I’ve tried for the past two years to try to make a go of it with Spelling Power and the Writing Road to Reading. Both are terrific, WRTR is an amazing manual (I like an older edition that comes with phonogram cards) but it just wasn’t working as well as I would have liked.
My children are both fantastic readers and have always spelled phonetically – the things I’m looking forward to most are the fact that with AAS the rules of why things are spelled a certain way are explained. I think that alone will make this program a big hit.
I will certainly post updates as to how the program works for us. I understand that there are a lot of AAS reviews and I think I may have read each and every one when I was debating and going back and forth on whether or not to make this relatively pricey investment (I’m a notoriously frugal person) but I decided it was better to give it a try than keep spending the money on programs or books that don’t work well for us and have wound up on a particular shelf in my homeschool area where homeschool materials go to die. The reviews helped me greatly in deciding to go ahead with this purchase and I hope I may be able to assist someone in the future myself.