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Literacy 218

Literacy is the ability to use language and images in rich and varied forms to read, write, listen, view, represent, discuss, and think critically about ideas. Literacy enables us to share information and to interact with others.  (Paying Attention to Literacy) Adolescent literacy is particularly important because literacy demands such as vocabulary acquisition, accessing and managing information become more complex across subjects and disciplines.  Also, the diversity and broad range of development of learners in Grades 7 -12 has an impact on their literacy skills.  (Student Achievement: Literacy Planning Resource)

 Literacy involves:

  • Thinking analytically
  • Accessing, managing, creating and evaluating information
  • Communicating thoughts and ideas effectively 
  • Applying metacognitive skills and knowledge
  • Developing an interest in life-long learning

 ​Helpful Links 

Practice Test 

What to Expect on the OSSLT Presentation 

EQAO OSSLT website



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