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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:


Getting Reading Guide

EQAO Web Site




MC Practice.pdf

Responding to Graphical texts.pdf

MC response to Narrative text with Dialogue.pdf

MC response to Narrative text without Dialogue (2).pdf

Summary report.pdf

Supported opinion paragraph.pdf

News report.pdf


Past Literacy Tests 

2006 Literacy Test Grammar Questions
2006 Literacy Test
2007 Literacy Test

2008 Literacy Test
2009 Literacy Test (Booklet 1)
2009 Literacy Test (Booklet 2)
2009 Multi-Choice Answers

Strategies and Supports

Interpreting Informational text.pdf

Responding to Information Paragraph.pdf

Reading Graphic texts.pdf

Writing a Sumamry paragraph.pdf

Writing Summary paragraphs.pdf

Writing a Supported opinion paragraph.pdf

Elements of an news report.pdf

Parts of a news rpeort.pdf

News Report Template.pdf

Writing a News report.pdf



Introduction to OSSLT 2014-2015

Reading Strategies






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