Has anyone used these, do you like them?
I've never heard of this. But as i write my own curriculum, I guess I wouldn't know a lot of the newer methods of today. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. :)
We used books 1-8 (not the 1/2 ones--just the whole number books). My dd never complained about doing them. She is an advanced reader. We did books 1-3 in K, 4-6 in 1st and 7&8 in 2nd grades. We had previously gone through all the letters and their sounds. She was reading CVC words when she started with book 1.
I had never heard of them but had chosen Sonlight LA1 and readers to use for K for her. ETC was used as an optional workbook, so I purchase book 1. Sonlight had LA activites that perfectly coordinated with ETC, so I found it very complete and good for phonics. Some use only ETC for phonics. If you choose to do that, you should buy the TMs to go with them for more activities. There is an online program, but I do not know anything about it.
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