OVERVIEW OF 2018 OSSLT FINAL PREPARATION ACTIVITIES


Date

OSSLT Preparation Activity

Resources

Thursday, April 5

Period 2

Reviewing Writing a News Report



Presentation: Reviewing Writing A News Report


Student Handout: Reviewing Writing a News Report

Thursday, April 5

Period 4

Reviewing Answering Questions based on a Graphic Text and Reading Informational Paragraphs



Presentation: Graphic Texts and Reading Information


Student Handout: Graphic Texts and Reading Information

Friday, April 6

Period 1

Reviewing Writing a Series of Paragraphs



Presentation: Reviewing How to Write a Series of Paragraphs


Student Handout: Reviewing How to Write a Series of Paragraphs

Friday, April 6

Period 3

Students Informed of Their Writing Locations


Assembly


Reviewing Other Types of Questions



Final Letter to Parents


Presentation: Reviewing Other Types of Questions


Student Handout: Reviewing Other Types of Questions

Monday, April 9

Period 4

Mock Sitting and Final Instructions - Getting Ready for Test Day


Test Day: Tuesday, April 10



ST. PAUL OSSLT PREPARATION INITIATIVES 2017-2018

 


The following table outlines the preparation activities planned for all grade 10 students who will be writing the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) for the first time on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.



 Date  OSSLT Preparation Initiative  Parent/Student Resources
 Monday, October 16  Introductory letter sent home Introductory Letter
 Thursday, October 19          Parent Information Session
 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
 Learning Commons
Parent Session Presentation
 Literacy Monday #1:
 October 23
 Period 2
 Introduction to the OSSLT
 Reading Strategies and Multiple
 Choice Strategies
Literacy Lesson 1: Presentation
Literacy Lesson 1: Student Handout
 Literacy Monday #2:
 October 30
 Period 3 
 Strategies for Writing Short Answer and Summary Paragraphs Literacy Lesson 2: Presentation
Literacy Lesson 2: Student Handout
 Literacy Monday #3:
 November 6
 Period 4 
 Strategies for Writing News Reports Literacy Lesson 3: Presentation
Literacy Lesson 3: Student Handout
 Literacy Monday #4:
 November 13
 Period 1 
 Student will write Booklet 1 of the Practice Test.  
 Literacy Monday #5:
 November 20
 Period 1 
Grammar Review and Strategies for Reading Graphic Texts Literacy Lesson 5: Presentation
Literacy Lesson 5: Student Handout
 Literacy Monday #6:
 November 27
 Period 4 (half the period)
Booklet 1 will be returned to students. 
Feedback for improvement will include general observations, as well as individual rubrics.
Literacy Lesson 6: Presentation
Questions from Practice Test
(the questions are not in the new booklet format, so they will look different, but they are the same questions)
 Literacy Monday #7:
 December 4
 Period 2 
 Strategies for Writing a Series of Paragraphs to Express an Opinion Literacy Lesson 7: Presentation
Literacy Lesson 7: Student Handout
 Literacy Monday #8:
 December 11
 Period 3
 Students will write Booklet 2 of the Practice Test.  
 Literacy Monday #9:
 December 18
 Period 4 (half the period)
Booklet 2 will be returned to students.
Feedback for improvement will include general observations, as well as individual rubrics.
Literacy Lesson 9: Presentation