English Language Arts


Consistent with many high performing international private schools and public schools in the United States, ACS uses the Common Core Standards as the baseline learning objectives for K-10 instruction in Math and in English Language Arts (ELA).

ELA units are planned and delivered to meet the expected learner outcomes for each grade level. For information regarding Common Core Standards and specific ACS ELA units for each grade level please use the links below:

Common Core (CC) ELA Standards

ACS ELA Unit Information


ACS uses Words Their Way as a primary resource for word study: phonics, vocabulary, and spelling instruction. Words Their Way provides teachers with the tools for teaching children through the stages of spelling development. Children learn to see patterns and variations in words and are taught in a fun and engaging way.

Based on years of research into invented and developmental spelling, the classroom-proven framework of this successful series is keyed to the five stages of spelling and orthographic development. Each stage-specific companion volume features a complete curriculum of reproducible sorts and detailed directions for teachers working with students in each stage of spelling development, from emergent through derivational relations.


For an explanation of word study and the stages of spelling development, please click below: