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OSSLT Preparations (Grade 10 Literacy Test)

Are You Writing the Literacy Test for the First Time?


Here’s What You Should Know:

  • The OSSLT (Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test) is on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Only students writing the test will attend school on March 26th
  • Students will write the test in their homeroom classes
  • There are optional  Literacy Test Preparation sessions open to all students.
    • OSSLT Prep sessions are being offered twice a week as part of the COY -Counting on You Program
    • OSSLT Prep sessions are being offered in the November (24 - 28) @ Lunch in room 222; in December (8 -12) @ lunch in room 222; and again in January and February (dates TBA)
    • March Break OSSLT Prep sessions are being offered for 3 days during March Break
  • See Ms. Catalano in Student Services for more details


Are You Writing the Literacy Test for the Second Time?


Here’s What You Should Know:

  • Workshops for Grade 11s attempting the test for a second time will be taking place in February and March, 2015
  • If you are not sure if you are rewriting the test, please check with your counselor or Ms Catalano in Student Services
  • Grade 11s will write the test with other Grade 11s in assigned classrooms. You will receive a letter in advance of the test that will tell you where to go on the day of the test.



Why do I have to write the OSSLT?


To prove that you have acquired the literacy skills (reading and writing) that you are expected to have acquired by the end of Grade 9.



Helpful Resources and information Links:


EQAO Web Site

Getting Ready Guide

Planning and Preparation Guide 

OSSLT Key Words



MC Practice

Responding to Graphical Texts

MC Response to Narrative text with Dialogue

MC Response to Narrative test withouth Dialogue

Summary Report

Supported Opinion paragraph

Practice Supported Opinion Essay

Practice Supported Opinion Essay #2

News Report


Past Literacy Tests 

2006 Grammar Multiple Choice Test Questions
2006 Literacy Test
2007 Literacy Test

2008 Literacy Test
2009 Literacy Test (Booklet 1)
2009 Literacy Test (Booklet 2)
2009 Multiple Choice Answers

2011 Literacy Test

2011 Multiple Choice Answers

 2012 Literacy Test

2012 Multiple Choice Answers

2013 Literacy Test (Booklet 1)

2013 Literacy Test  (Booklet 2)

2013 Multiple Choice Answers (Booklet 1)

2013 Multiple Choice Answers (Booklet 2)

2014 Literacy Test

2014 Multiple Choice Answers


Strategies and Supports

Interpreting Informational text

Responding to an Information Paragraph

Reading Graphic Texts

Writing a Summary Paragraph

Writing Summary Paragraphs

Sample Writing a Supported opinion paragraph

 Opinion Paragraph Template

Opinion Writing Template for a Series of Paragraphs

Elements of a News Report

Parts of a News Report

News Rpeort Template

Writing a News Report



Introduction to OSSLT 2014-2015

Reading Strategies

PPT Supported Opinion

Good Writing Tips






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