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1 OSSLT 2014 With additional material from Mr. Kitchen

2 TIPS AND TOOLS TO HELP THE DAY OF THE TEST:  Eat a good breakfast (and/or grab some of ours!).  Wear comfortable clothes.  Bring a water bottle.  Bring pens, pencils, and a highlighter.  Bring reading materials in case you finish.  Arrive on time.  Do NOT bring cell phones, electronic devices, backpacks, or liquid paper. final

3 … and a get a good night’s sleep the night before!

4 TIPS AND TOOLS TO HELP Test Schedule:  9:10 - 9:15 doors open  9:20 +admin stuff  9: :55Booklet 1 (75 min)  10: :10nutrition / bathroom break  11: :30Booklet 2 (75 min)  12: :50questionnaire (20 min)  12:50 – 1:35LUNCH!  1:35 - 3:20school activities TBA final

5 TIPS AND TOOLS TO HELP OSSLT LANGUAGE:  SELECTION = the reading (eg. mag article, website page, chart). Refer to it to build your answers.  PROMPT = the question asked (eg. in the ‘Paragraphs… Opinion’ section, the prompt is the topic).  RESPONSE = your answer.  SCORING = marking. CODE = mark for each prompt.  CONVENTION = spelling, grammar, sentences, punctuation. final

6 TIPS AND TOOLS TO HELP 5 – 6 PARAGRAPHS: A answer / assert P proof E extend proof / evidence / example S summarise final

7 If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? NO!  My Uncle Louis’ house because he has the best catfish sandwich…. YES!  If I could visit anywhere in the world, it would be my Uncle Louis’ house. Uncle Louis lives in Louisiana and I would go to eat one of his catfish sandwiches. (+ extension / evidence, + summary) HINT: Do NOT use ‘because’ in your topic / first sentence. HINT HINT: Use the prompt words to make your first sentence!

8 TIPS AND TOOLS TO HELP PARAGRAPHS EXPRESSING OPINION. 1. State you opinion. 2. Prove it by putting 3 APES paragraphs together. Each APES proves your opinion with a different perspective. final HINTTTTTT……. After deciding your opinion, make a brainstorm first before writing!

9  Yes or No question. (Choose to agree or disagree). You say:  Today’s professional athletes are good role models for younger people. OR  Today’s professional athletes are not good role models for younger people. Step one ! Are today’s professional athletes good role models for younger people?

10 Step two ! Today’s professional athletes are good role models for younger people. B R A I N s t o r m ! PersistenceModel determination TrainingHealthy lifestyle Hard work vs. celebs or luck Set goalsCommitted VarietyMale and female National prideNot b/c beauty, money,

11 Step three ! Today’s professional athletes are good role models for younger people, they teach persistence, offer variety, and show healthy life style. Add 3 points to thesis !

12 TIPS AND TOOLS TO HELP PARAGRAPHS EXPRESSING OPINION? (intro sentence) THESIS w 3 points ‘Today’s professional athletes…. lifestyle’ APES 1 persistence (training, commit) APES 2 variety (types, gender) APES 3 healthy lifestyle (conclusion) final Plus ….. add transitions between paragraphs: firstly, secondly, next, finally.

13 TIPS AND TOOLS TO HELP NEWS REPORT  Usually features students doing something.  Relates to a photo, read it for details.  Headline given.  Brainstorm first. Think 5 W’s and how.  Lead: 1-2 lines. Answers who, what, when, where.  Body: more developed. 1-2 paragraphs. Answers why and how. Insert quotations from people.  Conclusion: final thoughts / contacts / what’s next. final

14 LEAD BODY CONC

15 TIPS AND TOOLS TO HELP NEWS REPORT  Keep the tone and style formal.  It is NOT a short story.  Write in the past tense.  Ideas? Use our school, our streets, our teachers, our clubs, etc for names and people. HINT! Read a news report tonight to see the style. final

16 TIPS AND TOOLS TO HELP final

17 LAST NOTES!!!! Leave no blanks! Nuh-uh. Nope. Never.


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