I thought I'd post something about using AAS with an older student as sometimes we get asked , or see posts asking how others use AAS with their older students.
(AAS purists may like to just ignore this post ☺☺)
We are doing AAS with 12 year old Bobs our way, he'll have completed all the books by the end of this year.... unless something very untoward happens.
We go for just covering the rules in AAS, no completing the whole lesson with tiles or spelling through the simpler word list, or writing out the easier dictation pieces. (Bobs would baulk!)
Getting an older student to read through the lesson first works well!
1. Review spelling rule cards, along with any other cards that may need reinforcement.
2. Discuss the rule being covered in 'todays' lesson together.
3. Work through testing some words that are more suited to the students level.
4. Write a piece of dictation, sans AAS, but with a more complex sentence structure. Again, suited to the student.
With the dictation I generate a longer, more involved, portion of dictation at the end of each spelling session.