While there are quite a few method series out for piano students, I have really struggled to find something that I can use with my guitar students. Some may argue against using a method book for guitar students, and I'd love to hear your comments! However, I find it beneficial for both myself and the student. Using a method book gives the student structure and also a sense of progression and accomplishment. As a teacher, I like it because it helps to ensure that we cover all the basics in a consistent and regular pattern.
I had been using Everybody's Guitar Method from FJH Music Company, but found myself having a hard time tracking down copies of the book. Therefore, I was excited when I came across Alfred's Basic Guitar Method. There are three books to this series, as well as quite a few supplements including theory books, chord charts, and pop song books. The method books offer everything you would expect from a method book, including how to play notes, reading music, chords, and of course songs.
If you have a guitar method you use, I'd enjoy hearing about it. Please feel free to post your thoughts and comments below.
Disclaimer: This recommendation is purely my own, based upon my own preferences. I have not received any products or compensation from Alfred Music Publishing.