Hi! We combined AAS (NOT AAR) and Abeka Language and Abeka Letters & Sounds together and it worked well. AAS is great for drilling phonics rules and the Abeka worksheets help me make sure they can do those things independently instead of me leading them through each lesson like they do in AAS. I didn’t use AAR much other than the readers because my kiddos loved their books better than Abeka. But I like having the Abeka worksheets as I’m more of a traditional gal and like to see that my kids can do it on their own.
Abeka moves faster than AAR and AAS so you may have to introduce something new on the Abeka worksheets, but it’s pretty easy to manage