ST. PAUL OSSLT PREPARATION INITIATIVES 2018-2019

 


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 Wednesday, March 27, 2019.


Date

OSSLT Preparation Initiative

Thursday, October 18

Introductory letter sent home (distributed in HR)

Literacy Thursday #1:

October 25

Period 2

Introduction to The OSSLT, Reading Strategies and Multiple Choice Strategies


Resources:

Literacy Lesson #1: October 25: Google Slides Presentation


Literacy Lesson #1: Student Handout

Thursday, October 25

Parent Information Session

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Learning Commons

Literacy Thursday #2:

November 1

Period 4

Strategies for Writing Short Answers and Summary Paragraphs


Resources:

Literacy Lesson #2: Thursday, November 1: Google Slides Presentation


Literacy Lesson #2: Student Handout            

Assistive Technology Version Literacy Lesson #2: Student Handout

Literacy Thursday #3: November 8

Period 3

Strategies for Writing News Reports


Resources:

Literacy Lesson #3: Thursday, November 8: Google Slides Presentation


Literacy Lesson #3: Thursday, November 8: Student Handout

Assistive Technology Version Literacy Lesson #3: Student Handout

Literacy Thursday #4: November 15

Period 1

Students will write Booklet 1 of the Practice Test.


Resources:

Literacy Lesson #4: Thursday, November 15: Google Slides Presentation

Literacy Thursday #5: November 22

Period 2

Grammar Review and Strategies for Reading Graphic Texts


Resources:

Literacy Lesson #5: Thursday, November 22: Google Slides Presentation


Literacy Lesson #5: Thursday, November 22: Student Handout

Literacy Thursday #6: November 29

Period 4 (half the period)

Booklet 1 will be returned to students. Feedback for improvement will include general observations, as well as individual rubrics.


Resources:

Literacy Lesson #6: Thursday, November 29: Google Slides Presentation

Literacy Thursday #7:

December 6

Period 1

Strategies for Writing a Series of Paragraphs to Express an Opinion


Resources:

Literacy Lesson #7: Thursday, December 6: Google Slides Presentation

Literacy Thursday #8: December 13

Period 3

Students will write Booklet 2 of the Practice Test.

Literacy Thursday #9: December 20

Period 4 (half the period)

Booklet 2 will be returned to students. Feedback for improvement will include general observations, as well as individual rubrics.


Resources:

Literacy Lesson #9: Thursday, December 20: Google Slides Presentation