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Literacy

 

 

LITERACY

 

 

It is essential for our students to continually deepen their reading, writing, speaking and thinking skills in all their subject areas.

 

 

 At St. John, we have had an ongoing initiative for many years to assist students in     developing reading strategies. This year grade 10 open and applied classrooms will be     receiving targeted instruction in reading strategies to allow them to engage in their content     area textbooks and other subject specific reading materials such as news reports, charts,     graphs, images, comics, maps etc.

 
RESOURCES
 
 
 

 

OSSLT Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test

 

 

 

 The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) measures whether or not   students are meeting the minimum standard for literacy across all subjects up to   the end of grade 9. Successful completion of the literacy test is one of the   requirements to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Students in grade 10   will have the opportunity to take this test.

 

 

 OSSLT and COVID-19

More information regarding the Spring administration of the OSSLT

will be available in the future

 

For students graduating in June 2021, the Ministry currently plans to proceed

with the graduation requirement and students may satisfy the literacy graduation requirement, as per regular practice by:

 
  • Writing the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) in Spring 2021;
  • Enrolling directly in the OSSLC in the 2020-21 school year; or
  • Participating in an adjudication process.
 
 

AFTER SCHOOL LITERACY PROGRAM

 

WILL NOT RUN AT THIS TIME

DUE TO COVID19

 

SCHEDULE

   2:10 PM Final school bell rings

   2:10 - 2:30 Break

   2:30 - 4:30 Instructional Time

   5:00 Late Buses depart 

 

In the event of a snow day, the after school literacy program will be cancelled