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1 Introduction to the OSSLT (FORMAT OF THE TEST ; language & KEY WORDS) Teacher Reference (Please use electronic version with class)Lesson #1Introduction to the OSSLT (FORMAT OF THE TEST ; language & KEY WORDS)
4 About the testAll grade 10 students (and second time writers) will write the literacy test on Thursday March 8:30 a.m.You must pass the test in order to graduateIf you do not pass the test you can re-write the test or take the Ontario Secondary School Literacy CourseOur goal is to prepare you well so that you will be successful on your first try- you need to take this seriously!
5 About the test continued The OSSLT is a provincial test of literacy (reading and writing) skills students have acquired by Grade 10. It is based on the literacy skills expected in The Ontario Curriculum across all subject areas up to the end of Grade 9.
6 About the test continued The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) has reading and writing activitiesThe questions can be: multiple choice, short writing tasks and long writing tasksYou will also write a News Report and a Series of Paragraphs (an essay)There are two bookletsEach booklet is 75 minutes longYou will have a 15 minute break in between bookletsWe provide you with a drink and snack during the break!!
8 NEW LAYOUT for 2015 Each Booklet comes with QUESTIONS and ANSWERS You will record ALL your answers in the ANSWERS BOOKLET.Don’t write anything in the QUESTIONS book- it will not be marked!You have 75 minutes for Booklet 1 and then you will have a 15 minute break
9 Class step by step review of the booklets 1) Take a few minutes to look at the sample Booklet 1 QUESTIONS and the sample Booklet 1 ANSWERS. Look at how the two books are organized.Reminder- for Booklet 1 you only write in the ANSWERS booklet.
10 Class step by step review of the booklets continued Your sample does not have a bar code- but the real test will2) As a class follow along with the INSTRUCTIONS on the Booklet 1 QUESTIONS book. Your teacher will read these to you. (Ignore the part that says check the identification numbers- the identification number will be at the top of the page for the REAL test)
11 Class step by step review of the booklets continued Your sample does not have a bar code- but the real test will3) As a class follow along with the INSTRUCTIONS on the Booklet 1 ANSWERS book. Your teacher will read these to you.
12 NEW LAYOUT for 2015See it says Booklet 2- we are not giving you booklet 2 examples todayAfter the break on the test day you will be given Booklet 2- QUESTION and ANSWERSAgain- a reminder to only write in the ANSWERS BOOK
13 Student ActivityRead Section A Reading: An Animator from Scarborough on page 2 in the QUESTIONS Booklet.Answers the Multiple Choice Questions (#1-5) and Open Response Question (#6) on page 2 in the ANSWERS Booklet.Your teacher will take up the answers in a few minutes.
14 Section A Reading: Answers 2. F3. A4. H5. B6. Open response answers will vary. With a partner review your answer and provide each other with feedback. Be sure to look for specific examples from the reading to support the answer.
15 Language and Key Words on the Test Teachers please handout the EQAO Key Words sheet (large ledger handout)
16 Let’s look at some Key Words/Terms You will be asked to compare, define, describe, determine, explain, identify... etc.In this lesson we will review what these key words meanIt is very important that you read the questions on the literacy test carefully to be sure you are doing what is asked
18 Compare means……. To identify what is the same To explain the difference between two or more thingsTIP: Include examples that show how the things are similar or different in one or more important ways
22 Describe means…Use words to create a mental picture of what is being described for the readerTIP:The response must give the characteristics and key features of what is being described in an organized manner
39 List Your Information means…. To include information in point form
40 List Your Information means…. To include information in point form
41 STUDENT ACTIVITY: Matching Key Words 1) Complete OSSLT- Getting to Know Key Words Section A: Matching on the ledger size handout.Your teacher will take the answers up as a class in a few minutes.
42 STUDENT ACTIVITY: Matching Answers 1. Compare __G__2. Define __F__3. Describe __A__4. Determine __B__5. Explain __H__6. Identify __E__7. Justify __C__8. Predict __I__9. Summarize __J__10. Use Your Ideas __K__11. List __D__
43 STUDENT ACTIVITY: Open Response 2) Complete the Section IX: Reading and then answer questions 6 and 7 on the ledger size handout provided.Look at the rubric on the next slide to see how you are marked for these questions.The highest mark you can get for each questions is 30Once you have reviewed the rubric write your answers to 6 and 7 on thehandout sheet.
53 Thank you for your attention and participation! If you would like a copy of this PowerPoint you can visit for all the materials used for each OSSLT preparation lesson.Please keep your sample booklets. You will need these booklets for the OSSLT Prep lessons each day this week.