OLC4O: Ontario Secondary School Literacy




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This course is designed for students who have not been successful on the OSSLT. This course is designed to help students with significant gaps in their literacy skills. It will assist them to acquire and demonstrate the cross-curricular literacy skills that are evaluated by the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). Students who complete the course successfully will meet the provincial literacy requirement for graduation. Course content focuses on developing reading and writing competencies for school, work, and daily life. Students will read and understand a variety of informational, narrative, and graphic texts, and produce a variety of forms of writing including summaries, information paragraphs, opinion pieces, and news reports. Students will self-monitor their progress by maintaining and managing a portfolio containing a record of their reading experiences and samples of their writing.