Presentation on theme: "HEY YOU IN GRADE 10! How about a few pointers for that LITERACY TEST?"— Presentation transcript:
1 HEY YOU IN GRADE 10! How about a few pointers for that LITERACY TEST? By: [Your Name][Your Teacher’s Name][Your Grade]
2 ONTARIO SECONDARY SCHOOL LITERACY TEST Thursday March 27, 2014
3 IN-CLASS MOCK TEST THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13 Those who do poorly on any section of the Mock Test will receive remediation in the library prior to the official test.
4 ORGANIZATION OF SLIDE SHOW Frequently Asked QsOrganization of TestGeneral TipsREADINGGeneral HintsTypes of QuestionsMultiple ChoiceOpen ResponseSummaryWRITINGGeneral HintsTypes of QuestionsNews ReportSeries of ParagraphsReminders for Test Day
5 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What will the test materials look like?Two test booklets and one Student Answer SheetHow long do I have to write it?Booklet 1 – 75 min.15 min. breakBooklet 2 – 75 min.10 min. for questionnaireWhere will I write it?In a classroom – you will receive informationWhen will I know the results?In June
6 Now listen up! This is how the test is organized:
7 BOOKLET 1 1. ONE PAGE ARTICLE - READING 5 multiple choice questions A short written answer2. GRAMMAR - WRITING4 multiple choice questions3. SHORT ANSWER - WRITINGA personal topic4. NEWS REPORT - WRITINGA report for the news based on a headline and a photo5. SHORT ARTICLE - READING6 multiple choice questionsA summary
8 BOOKLET 2 1. SERIES OF PARAGRAPHS - WRITING 3 paragraphs (your opinion)2. GRAMMAR - WRITING4 multiple choice questions3. NEWS REPORT - READING1 page article9 multiple choice questions4. DIALOGUE ARTICLE - READING5 multiple choice questions2 written answers5. GRAPHIC TEXT - READING6 multiple choice questions6. PERSONAL QUESTIONNAIRE
9 Listen carefully! The following are general tips for the whole test:
10 TIPS FOR THE WHOLE TEST Read instructions very carefully Circle key directions on the question bookletDo exactly what you are asked to do (No more and no less!)
11 TIPS FOR THE WHOLE TEST (cont.) Leave no blanksStay on topicWrite on every line and do not write any part of your answer below the lines (It will not be marked!)
12 Now let’s go into the specific sections of the test.
14 READING GENERAL HINTS BEFORE READING: Preview the text by skimming it Look carefully at the photograph or diagramRead the questions
15 READING GENERAL HINTS WHILE READING: Highlight or underline facts, details, or ideas that link to the questions
16 READING GENERAL HINTS AFTER READING: Identify the key words in the questionScan the text for these key wordsAnswer every question!
17 READINGThere are three types of questions you will have to answer in the reading sections:1. Multiple Choice2. Open Response3. Summary
18 READING 1. MULTIPLE CHOICE READING 1. MULTIPLE CHOICE *NOTE: Students do the most poorly on these types of questions!You will be asked three types ofquestions that demonstratethree different reading skills:1. Reading “on the lines:” using the information that is directly stated in the text (literal meaning).
19 READING MULTIPLE CHOICE 2. Reading “between the lines:” using text as clues to make reasonable guesses about what is not directly stated in the text (making inferences)*Hint: These questions often start with “What is the most reasonable, likely or probable.”
20 READING MULTIPLE CHOICE 3. Reading “beyond the lines:” Using the text to make connections to ideas outside of the text (making connections)
21 READING 2. OPEN RESPONSE Answers are based on the reading Write your answers on the 6 lines provided________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
22 READING 3. SUMMARY Follow the directions exactly as stated: “Summarize this selection. Include a main idea and one detail that supports it.”Do not express your personal opinion
24 WRITING GENERAL HINTSLanguage must be appropriate and formal (no slang)Use complete sentencesGrammar, punctuation and spelling are evaluated in these sections
25 Your writing skills will be tested in four ways: 1. News Report2. A Series of ParagraphsExpressing an Opinion (Essay)3. Short Response4. Multiple Choice – Grammar
26 WRITING NEWS REPORT Refer to both the image and headline Write in third person (she, he…)Write in past tenseInclude at least two quotationsHave at least four distinct paragraphsSpelling, grammar, and punctuation are evaluated
28 WRITING SERIES OF PARAGRAPHS Write at least 3 paragraphsIntroductionParagraph(s) that develop ideasConclusionState your opinion clearly at the beginning
29 WRITING SERIES OF PARAGRAPHS (cont.) Indent the first sentence of each paragraphSupport your opinion by giving reasons, examples, facts, and detailsFill both pages givenTake time to make rough notes and/or an organizer to organize your ideasCorrect grammar and spelling
32 2. Arrive at school early and know which room you have been assigned 2. Arrive at school early and know which room you have been assigned. *Some students failed last year simply because they were late!