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The Literacy Test
is on
Thursday,
March 26th, 2015
8:45 - 12:00
 
 
Fletcher's OSSLT Preparation

 

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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. Successful completion of the literacy test is one of the 32 requirements students must meet to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

 

Calendar of Events
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

Feb. 2 – Day 2

Feb. 3 – Day 1

Feb. 4 – Day 2

Feb. 5 – Day 1

Feb. 6 – Day  2

Feb. 9 - Day 1

 

Feb. 10 - Day 2

Feb. 11 – Day 1

 

Feb. 12 – Day 2

Per 1PPT

- in-class lesson

Feb. 13 – Day 1

 

Feb. 16

FAMILY DAY

Feb. 17 - Day 1

 

Feb. 18 – Day 2

 

Feb. 19 – Day 1

Per 1 PPT

- in-class lesson

Feb. 20 – Day 2

 

Feb. 23 – Day 1

 

Feb. 24 – Day 2

Noon Dismissal

Feb. 25 – Day 1

 

Feb. 26 – Day 2

Per 3 PPT 

- in-class lesson

Feb. 27 – Day 1

 

March 2 –Day 2

March 3 – Day 1

After school practice  in Caf

March 4 – Day 2 After school practice  in Caf

March 5 – Day 1

Per 3 PPT

-in-class lesson

 

March 6 – Day 2

March 9 – Day 1

 

March 10 – Day 2

Per 1 - OSSLT Assembly

(ALL elligible students)

March 11 – Day 1

 

March 12 – Day 2

 

March 13 – Day 1

 

March 16

March Break CIC OSSLT Prep

March 17

March Break CIC OSSLT Prep

March 18 -Day 2

March Break CIC OSSLT Prep

March 19

March Break

March 20

March Break

March 23 – Day 1

 

March 24 – Day 2

 

March 25 – Day 1

Parents' Night 5-8 p.m.

March 26 – Day 2

OSSLT TEST

March 27 – Day 1

 

 

 

Helpful Resources and Links 

EQAO Web Site                                               WECDSB's Interactive Site

Getting Ready Guide                                       LDCSB's Interactive Site         

Planning and Preparation Guide                    You Tube Clips on how to do different types of questions

OSSLT Key Words

 

​Activities

MC Practice

Responding to Graphical Texts

MC Response to Narrative text with Dialogue

MC Response to Narrative test without Dialogue

Summary Report

Supported Opinion paragraph

Practice Supported Opinion Essay

Practice Supported Opinion Essay #2

News Report

Practice Tests

2006 Literacy Test

2006 Grammar Multiple Choice Test Questions
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

Resources

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 Report Template

Writing a News Report

PowerPoints

Good Writing Tips                                                       Supported Opinioin Essayf

Reading, MC, and Short Ans                                       Newspaper Report

Reading Narrative and Writing Short Answer

 

 

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
  • 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)
  • Camp I Can March Break OSSLT Prep sessions are being offered for 3 days during March Break
  • See Ms. Catalano in Student Services or Ms. Lewis in the English Department 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.

 

 

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