Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OSSLC)

OLC4O: OSSLT Course, Grade 12, Open

This course 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. Students will also maintain and manage a portfolio containing a record of their reading experiences and samples of their writing.

Prerequisite: 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. (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.)

* Equivalent may be an equivalent course of study in Canada or other countries. Equivalency can also be determined by an initial English proficiency assessment.

Course descriptions are courtesy of the Ontario Ministry of Education and their respective curriculum documents. All curriculum documents are available at http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/