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OSSLT 2014 With additional material from Mr. Kitchen
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
… and a get a good night’s sleep the night before!
TIPS AND TOOLS TO HELP Test Schedule: 9:10 - 9:15 doors open 9:20 +admin stuff 9:40 - 10:55Booklet 1 (75 min) 10:55 - 11:10nutrition / bathroom break 11:15 - 12:30Booklet 2 (75 min) 12:30 - 12:50questionnaire (20 min) 12:50 – 1:35LUNCH! 1:35 - 3:20school activities TBA final
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
TIPS AND TOOLS TO HELP 5 – 6 PARAGRAPHS: A answer / assert P proof E extend proof / evidence / example S summarise final
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!
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!
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?
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,
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 !
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.
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
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