Literacy (OSSLT) Supports

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Literacy (OSSLT) Supports 2018-03-19T12:41:59+00:00

This year’s OSSLT will be APRIL 10, 2018

Schedule for the day:

Warning Bell 8:05 a.m.
Instructions 8:10 a.m. 8:20 a.m.
Booklet #1 8:20 a.m. 9:35 a.m.
Break 9:35 a.m. 9:50 a.m.
Booklet #2 9:50 a.m. 11:05 a.m.
Questionnaire: 11:05 a.m. 11:20 a.m.
Lunch 11:20 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Period 3 12:05 p.m. 1:05 p.m.
Period 4 1:10 p.m. 2:10 p.m.

Revised Bus Schedule…Click Here!


In addition to our classroom instruction we would like to make you aware of the various opportunities Resurrection CSS is providing in order to help prepare students for their upcoming OSSLT:

  • Join the Literacy Google Classroom to access and participate in practice questions and mini-lessons (Classroom Code: bg4iws)

  • Participate in after school sessions beginning in March in Room 216:

    • Monday, March 5: Information about the OSSLT, Test Day, A-tech, Accessing Resources etc. Practice
    • Thursday, March 8: Multiple Choice
    • Monday, March 19: Newspaper Reports (Reading, Organizing, Writing)
    • Thursday, March 22: Grammar
    • Monday, March 26: Opinion Essay (Organizing, Series of Paragraphs)
    • Wednesday, March 28: Reading Strategies (How/where to locate information, types of questions etc.)
    • Tuesday, April 3: Short Writing Tasks
    • Wednesday, April 4: Newspaper Report and Opinion Essay
    • Friday, April 6: Graphic Text / Dialogue
    • Monday, April 9: Open Forum – Help with any/all topics
      • Bring a friend…snacks are provided 🙂
  • Meet with your Special Education Monitor Teacher or Student Success Teacher to develop a plan for success (Rooms 109 or 117)

  • Pick up a copy of OSSLT Literacy Lab in room 109 while supplies last.

  • Explore some of the resources below.


If you have any further questions please contact:
Catherine.McCaffery@wcdsb.ca
Suzanne.Smart@wcdsb.ca


OSSLT Preparation Resources:

Mock Test Feedback and Mini Lesson

OSSLT Preparation Guide from EQAO

EQAO OSSLT Student Information and Resource Page

Grammar Bytes! – Grammar Instruction with Attitude

Video Presentations with reading and writing strategies – (YouTube):

– writing a series of paragraphs to express an opinion:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv1KACtQyL

– writing a news story/report:

– open answer – short response:

– answering multiple choice questions:

– helpful hints – in general: