Literacy Test

Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)

 

TEST DATE: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

 

Each year all Grade 10 students across the province write the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) on the same date.  Successful completion of the literacy test is one of the requirements to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

It’s important to be prepared in order to be successful on the test. Teachers at SNWSS have been working with students to strengthen the reading and writing skills they will be required to demonstrate on the OSSLT.  Find below links that students and parents can use at home to be informed and ready for the test.

Getting Ready Guide

OSSLT Preparation Resources

Writing – Series of Paragraphs Expressing an Opinion
Tips for Writing a Series of Opinion Paragraphs

Writing a Series of Opinion Paragraphs – Steps

Practice- Are cell phones necessary?

 

Writing – Short Writing Task
Steps in Writing a Response to a Short Writing Task

Tips for Responding to Short Writing Prompts

Practice- Environmental Issue

 

Writing – News Report
Steps for Writing a News Report

Tips for Writing a News Report

Practice- Car Wash a Success

 

Writing – Multiple Choice (Writing Conventions)
Tips for Answering Multiple Choice Questions

Multiple Choice Practice Activity  (answers and explanations included)

 

Reading – Dialogue (with Multiple Choice and Open Response Questions)
Tips for Answering Open Response to Reading Questions

AMDSB Video – Dialogue Text  – includes strategies for reading dialogues, answering multiple choice questions and answering open response questions

Practice- Dialogue reading selection 

Answers- Dialogue Reading Task

 

Reading – Graphic Text
AMDSB Video – Graphic Texts

Practice- Graphic Text

Practice- Soybeans

 

Reading – Informational Text (with Multiple Choice and Open Response Questions)
Tips for Answering Open Response to Reading Questions

Steps in Answering the Open Response to Reading Questions

Practice- Burd’s Science Project

AMDSB Video – Informational Text and Multiple Choice – Includes strategies for reading dialogues, answering multiple choice questions and answering open response questions.

Practice- Informational Text and MC