Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)
Each year all Grade 10 students across the province write the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) on the same date. Successful completion of the literacy test is one of the requirements to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
It’s important to be prepared in order to be successful on the test. Teachers at MDHS have been working with students to strengthen the reading and writing skills they will be required to demonstrate on the OSSLT. Find below links that students and parents can use at home to be informed and ready for the test.
OSSLT Preparation Resources
|Writing – Series of Paragraphs Expressing an Opinion|
|Tips for Writing a Series of Opinion ParagraphsWriting a Series of Opinion Paragraphs – Steps|
|Writing – Short Writing Task|
|Steps in Writing a Response to a Short Writing TaskTips for Responding to Short Writing Prompts|
|Writing – News Report|
|Steps for Writing a News ReportTips for Writing a News Report|
|Writing – Multiple Choice (Writing Conventions)|
|Tips for Answering Multiple Choice QuestionsMultiple Choice Practice Activity (answers and explanations included)|
|Reading – Dialogue (with Multiple Choice and Open Response Questions)|
|Tips for Answering Open Response to Reading QuestionsAMDSB Video – Dialogue Text – includes strategies for reading dialogues, answering multiple choice questions and answering open response questions|
|Reading – Graphic Text|
|AMDSB Video – Graphic TextsPractice- Graphic Text|
|Reading – Informational Text (with Multiple Choice and Open Response Questions)|
|Tips for Answering Open Response to Reading QuestionsSteps in Answering the Open Response to Reading Questions
AMDSB Video – Informational Text and Multiple Choice – Includes strategies for reading dialogues, answering multiple choice questions and answering open response questions.