BSID #: 883674
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.)
This course has the following units of study:
OLC4O has a course cumulative project (e-portfolio) worth 10% and a final exam worth 20% of the final grade calculation.
A. Building Reading Skills
A1. demonstrate the ability to read and respond to a variety of texts;
A2. demonstrate understanding of the organizational structure and features of a variety of informational, narrative, and graphic texts, including information paragraphs, opinion pieces, textbooks, newspaper reports and magazine stories, and short fiction;
A3. demonstrate understanding of the content and meaning of informational, narrative, and graphic texts that they have read using a variety of reading strategies;
A4. use a variety of strategies to understand unfamiliar and specialized words and expressions in informational, narrative, and graphic texts.
B. Building Writing Skills
B1. demonstrate the ability to use the writing process by generating and organizing ideas and producing first drafts, revised drafts, and final polished pieces to complete a variety of writing tasks;
B2. use knowledge of writing forms, and of the connections between form, audience, and purpose, to write summaries, information paragraphs, opinion pieces
C. Understanding and Assessing Growth in Literacy
C1. demonstrate understanding of the importance of communication skills in their everyday lives – at school, at work, and at home;
C2. demonstrate understanding of their own roles and responsibilities in the learning process;
C3. demonstrate understanding of the reading and writing processes and of the role of reading and writing in learning;
C4. demonstrate understanding of their own growth in literacy during the course.