Course name: Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course Course code: (OLC4O)

Grade 12    1.0 Credit

Course type:    Open

Course description: This course is designed to help you acquire and demonstrate the cross-curricular literacy skills that are evaluated by the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). If you complete the course successfully, you will meet the provincial literacy requirement for graduation. You will read a variety of informational, narrative, and graphic texts and you will produce a variety of forms of writing, including summaries, information paragraphs, opinion pieces, and news reports.
OLC4OL: Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course
Course description: This course is designed to help you acquire and demonstrate the cross-curricular literacy skills that are evaluated by the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). If you complete the course successfully, you will meet the provincial literacy requirement for graduation. You will read a variety of informational, narrative, and graphic texts and you will produce a variety of forms of writing, including summaries, information paragraphs, opinion pieces, and news reports.

Course Lessons

This course is designed for independent study.
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20 Lessons

5 Lessons

1.1   When and how do we read

1.2   What are reading comprehension strategies

1.3   The Main Idea

1.4   Writing the first draft

1.5   Editing and revising the final draft

5 Lessons

2.1   Inferring and summarizing

2.2   Exploring the news

2.3   Get your story right

2.4   Writing information paragraphs

2.5   Putting it all together

5 Lessons

3.1   Applying for a job

3.2   Resumes and cover letters

3.3   Thank-you notes and vocab

3.4   Workplace communication

3.5   Race to the right job

5 Lessons

4.1   Using reading strategies

4.2   Summaries and information paragraphs

4.3   News reports

4.4   Writing an opinion essay

4.5   Reflecting on my learning