Course Title:  Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course, Grade 12, University Preparation (OLC4O)
Course Code: OLC4O
Grade: 12
Course Type: Open
Credit Value: 1
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.)
Department: English

Course Description

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.

Course Outline
  • OLC4O Unit1 Overview
  • Accessibility to OLC4O Unit1 Assignment
  • U1L1 Student-selected and Teacher-selected Texts (Part 1)(A1.1)
  • U1L2 Student-selected and Teacher-selected Texts (Part 2)(A1.1)
  • U1L3 Student-selected and Teacher-selected Texts (Part 3)(A1.1)
  • U1L4 Student-selected and Teacher-selected Texts (Part 4)(A1.1)
  • U1L5 Ability to Read Independently for Personal, School-related, and Career-related Purposes(Part 1)(A1.2)
  • U1L6 Ability to Read Independently for Personal, School-related, and Career-related Purposes(Part 2)(A1.2)
  • U1L7 Ability to Read Independently for Personal, School-related, and Career-related Purposes(Part 3)(A1.2)
  • U1L8 Relevant Texts(A1.3)
  • U1L9 Use Oral Language Skills(A1.4)
  • U1L10 Identify the Main Idea and Supporting Details(A2.1)
  • U1L11 Organizational Structure of Opinion Pieces(A2.2)
  • U1L12 Topic, Audience, Purpose and Requirements(B1.1)
  • U1L13 Use Pre-Writing Strategies(B1.2)
  • U1L14 Use Oral Language Skills(B1.3)
  • U1L15 Gather Supporting Ideas and Information(Part 1)(B1.4)
  • U1L16 Gather Supporting Ideas and Information(Part 2)(B1.4)
  • U1L17 Organize Ideas and Information for Writing(Part 1)(B1.5)
  • U1L18 Organize Ideas and Information for Writing(Part 2)(B1.5)
  • U1L19 Communication Skills(Part 1)(C1.1)
  • U1L20 Communication Skills(Part 2)(C1.1)
  • U1L21 Ability to Read, Write, Listen and Speak(C1.2)
  • U1L22 Behaviours and Attitudes(C2.1)
  • U1L23 Understanding of Reading(C3.1)
  • U1L24 Review
  • Finish and Hand in OLC4O Unit1 Assignment at the end of lesson
  • OLC4O Unit2 Overview
  • Accessibility to OLC4O Unit2 Assignment
  • U2L1 Locate Main Ideas and Specific Information(Part 1)(A2.3)
  • U2L2 Locate Main Ideas and Specific Information(Part 2)(A2.3)
  • U2L3 Organizational Structure of Informational Texts , Audience and Purpose (Part 1)(A2.4)
  • U2L4 Organizational Structure of Informational Texts , Audience and Purpose (Part 2)(A2.4)
  • U2L5 Use Cue Words and Features of Print(Part 1)(A2.5)
  • U2L6 Use Cue Words and Features of Print(Part 2)(A2.5)
  • U2L7 Identify Sequence of Events and Main Ideas(A2.6)
  • U2L8 Use Knowledge of Narrative Structure(A2.7)
  • U2L9 The Purpose of the Text, Llocate Information, and Extract Pertinent Details(A2.8)
  • U2L10 Create a First Draft(B1.6)
  • U2L11 Revise Drafts(B1.7)
  • U2L12 Quote, Cite and Acknowledge Ideas and Information(B1.8)
  • U2L13 Use Appropriate Strategies to Edit Written Work(B1.9)
  • U2L14 Purpose and Uses of Summaries (Part 1)(B2.1)
  • U2L15 Purpose and Uses of Summaries (Part 2)(B2.1)
  • U2L16 Construct Summaries(B2.2)
  • U2L17 Influence Approach to Reading a Text(Part 1)(C3.2)
  • U2L18 Influence Approach to Reading a Text(Part 2)(C3.2)
  • U2L19 Understanding of Writing(Part 1)(C3.3)
  • U2L20 Understanding of Writing(Part 2)(C3.3)
  • U2L21 Influence on Choices of Form, Tone, and Level of Language (Part 1)(C3.4)
  • U2L22 Influence on Choices of Form, Tone, and Level of Language (Part 2)(C3.4)
  • U2L23 Understanding of the Role of Reading and Writing in the Learning Process(C3.5)
  • U2L24 Unit Review
  • Finish and Hand in OLC4O Unit2 Assignment at the end of lesson
  • OLC4O Unit3 Overview
  • Accessibility to OLC4O Unit3 Assignment
  • U3L1 The Way that Graphic Text Helps the Reader(A2.9)
  • U3L2 Appropriate Approach to Reading a Text(A3.1)
  • U3L3 Use Appropriate Pre-reading Strategies(A3.2)
  • U3L4 Content of the Informational, Narrative, or Graphic Selections(A3.3)
  • U3L5 Monitor Comprehension(A3.4)
  • U3L6 Track and Record Ideas and Information(A3.5)
  • U3L7 Locate Information (Part 1)(A3.6)
  • U3L8 Locate Information (Part 2)(A3.6)
  • U3L9 The Purpose and Uses of Information Paragraphs(B2.3)
  • U3L10 Use Correct Paragraph Structure(B2.4)
  • U3L11 The Purpose and Uses of Opinion Pieces(B2.5)
  • U3L12 Construct, Support and State an Opinion in the Opening Paragraph(B2.6)
  • U3L13 Produce Informational Writing (Part 1)(B2.7)
  • U3L14 Produce Informational Writing (Part 2)(B2.7)
  • U3L15 The Purpose and Uses of News Reports (Part 1)(B2.8)
  • U3L16 The Purpose and Uses of News Reports (Part 2)(B2.8)
  • U3L17 Literacy Portfolio with all the Texts Read and the Reading Responses Produced(C4.1)
  • U3L18 Literacy Portfolio with all the Pieces of Writing Produced (Part 1)(C4.2)
  • U3L19 Literacy Portfolio with all the Pieces of Writing Produced (Part 2)(C4.2)
  • U3L20 Literacy Portfolio with Reading Responses and Writing Selections Produced(Part 1)(C4.3)
  • U3L21 Literacy Portfolio with Reading Responses and Writing Selections Produced(Part 2)(C4.3)
  • U3L22 Literacy Portfolio with all Reading Responses and Writing Selections(Part 1)(C4.4)
  • U3L23 Literacy Portfolio with all Reading Responses and Writing Selections(Part 2)(C4.4)
  • U3L24 Review
  • Finish and Hand in OLC4O Unit3 Assignment at the end of lesson
  • OLC4O Unit3 Online Test
  • OLC4O Unit4 Overview
  • Accessibility to OLC4O Unit4 Assignment
  • U4L1 Make Inferences (Part 1)(A3.7)
  • U4L2 Make Inferences (Part 2)(A3.7)
  • U4L3 Make Inferences (Part 3)(A3.7)
  • U4L4 Make Connections(Part 1)(A3.8)
  • U4L5 Make Connections(Part 2)(A3.8)
  • U4L6 Understanding of Informational, Narrative, and Graphic Texts (Part 1)(A3.9)
  • U4L7 Understanding of Informational, Narrative, and Graphic Texts (Part 2)(A3.9)
  • U4L8 Discover the Meaning of Unfamiliar and Technical Words(A4.1)
  • U4L9 Discover the Meaning of Unfamiliar Idiomatic Expressions(A4.2)
  • U4L10 Expand Vocabulary(A4.3)
  • U4L11 Construct Clear, Coherent, and Objective News Reports (Part 1)(B2.9)
  • U4L12 Construct Clear, Coherent, and Objective News Reports (Part 2)(B2.9)
  • U4L13 Create Narratives Related to Other Subject Areas and Personal Interests(B2.10)
  • U4L14 Purpose and Uses of Personal Reflections(B2.11)
  • U4L15 Construct Personal Reflections(Part 1)(B2.12)
  • U4L16 Construct Personal Reflections(Part 2)(B2.12)
  • U4L17 Purpose and Uses of other Non-fiction Narrative Forms (Part 1)(B2.13)
  • U4L18 Purpose and Uses of other Non-fiction Narrative Forms (Part 2)(B2.13)
  • U4L19 Literacy Portfolio with all Pieces that have been Polished (Part 1)(C4.5)
  • U4L20 Literacy Portfolio with all Pieces that have been Polished (Part 2)(C4.5)
  • U4L21 Literacy Portfolio with a lLearning Journal(C4.6)
  • U4L22 Decide the Most Successful Reading Responses and Pieces of Writing(C4.7)
  • U4L23 Review the Record of Progress(C4.8)
  • U4L24 Review
  • Finish and Hand in OLC4O Unit4 Assignment at the end of lesson
  • OLC4O Unit4 Online Test
  • Final Exam
  • Final Project
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