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OLC4O Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course – Grade 12 (Open)

Course Details

  • 4. Grade 12

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT: Students who have been eligible to write the OSSLT at least twice and who have been unsuccessful at least once are eligible to take the course. Please see guidance to confirm eligibility. (Students who have already met the literacy requirement for graduation may be eligible to take the course under special circumstances, at the discretion of the Principal).

GRADE: 12 (Open)

AVAILABILITY: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

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Course Overview

OLC4O online is designed to help students 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. Students will read a variety of informational, narrative, and graphic texts and will produce a variety of forms of writing, including summaries, information paragraphs, opinion pieces, and news reports. In OLC4O online, students will also maintain and manage a portfolio containing a record of their reading experiences and samples of their writing.

UNIT ONE
Graphic Texts

Essential Question: How can we use graphic texts to disseminate information?

In this unit, students will learn, practice and demonstrate the literacy skills required to analyze a graphic text. These skills are evaluated by the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). In this unit, students will read a variety of graphic texts that are found in everyday life. They will gain important skills and strategies to learn how to read graphic texts successfully.

UNIT TWO
Writing Summaries

Essential Question: How can we summarize information by identifying key details? Why are these skills important to literacy?

In this unit, students will learn, practice and demonstrate the literacy skills required to analyze an informational text in order to write a summary. These skills are evaluated by the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). In this unit, students will read a variety of non-fiction texts that are found in everyday life. Students will gain important skills and strategies to learn how to write a summary successfully.

UNIT THREE
Informational Reading & Writing

Essential Question: What is an informational text and how do we disseminate its information effectively?

In this unit, students will learn, practice and demonstrate the literacy skills required to analyze an informational text. These skills are evaluated by the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). In this unit, students will read a variety of non-fiction texts that are found in everyday life. Students will gain important skills and strategies to learn how to write an informational paragraph successfully.

UNIT FOUR
Writing News Reports

Essential Question: How do you compose a news report so as to communicate key details about an event?

In this unit, students will learn, practice and demonstrate the literacy skills required to analyze and write a news report. These skills are evaluated by the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). In this unit, students will read a variety of non-fiction texts that are found in everyday life. Students will gain important skills and strategies to learn how to read and write a news report successfully.

UNIT FIVE
Series of Paragraphs

Essential Question: How do you compose a series of paragraphs so as to communicate key details and your opinion about a given topic?

In this unit, students will learn, practice and demonstrate the literacy skills required to write a series of paragraphs. These skills are evaluated by the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). In this unit, students will read a variety of non-fiction texts that are found in everyday life. They will gain important skills and strategies to learn how to write a series of paragraphs successfully.

Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions Page or the Exam section within your course for more details on final exams and the exam fee. More information can also be found in our Student Handbook
 
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