For me, I find this much easier to absorb, but I can see how it seems unorthodox to others.
I say to hell with orthodoxy. Granted, it is a proven method to teach Greek, but if someone can find a better way, I say go with it, regardless that nobody has done it in 500 years. That is why I prefer a N. (V.) A. G. D. case order - frequently the NVA cases have a lot more in common with each other (if they are not identical) than they do with the GD cases. I understand that the N and G cases are the ones used in dictionaries, but I don't believe that's how it should be done on a paradigm chart (I myself use NAGD order on paradigms which I copy out). Also, Clyde Pharr in his day was countering orthodoxy himself, in writing a beginner's book not in the Xenophon mold.
However, no matter what the approach, a motivated student can learn from anything.[/quote]