OSSLT Overview Cardinal Carter CHS February 23rd, 2012. Jennifer Casa-Todd, Program Resource Teacher Cathie Furfaro, Literacy Consultant 7-12. PRAYER. “Your words are what sustain me. They bring me great joy and are my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O LORD God Almighty.”
Jennifer Casa-Todd, Program Resource Teacher
Cathie Furfaro, Literacy Consultant 7-12
“Your words are what sustain me. They bring me great joy and are my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O LORD God Almighty.”
(Jeremiah 15:16, NLT)
Cardinal Carter, pray for us.
15 minute break
Students write in their homerooms unless they are allowed accommodations or special provisions.
The test has multiple-choice and open
response questions that focus on the reading
skills required in school and in daily life:
The selections vary in length from a few
paragraphs to a few pages.
The test has short-and-long-writing tasks, and
multiple-choice questions that focus on the
writing skills required in school and daily life:
Long Writing Tasks
Short Writing Tasks
Explain why it is important to learn
about other cultures. Use specific
details to support your answer.
What would be the ideal job for you? Give reasons to support your answer.
What is the best advice you have ever
given to someone? Use specific
details to explain your answer
Task: Write a minimum of three paragraphs expressing an opinion on the topic below. Develop your main idea with supporting details (proof, facts, examples, etc.).
Audience: an adult who is interested in your opinion
Length: The lined space provided for your written work indicates the approximate length of the writing expected.
Topic: Are today’s famous people good
role models for young people?
Topic: Are cell phones necessary in
Topic: Is participation in extracurricular
activities an important part of secondary school life?
Recent research has revealed that students, in the span of a typical semester, will generate approximately 42pages worth of work for all classes, whereas they will produce in excess of 500 pages in email and text messages.or this?
The ability to use language and images in rich and varied forms to read, write, listen, speak, view, represent, and think critically about ideas.
It allows us to share information, to interact and to make meaning
It connects individuals to communities
It is essential for personal growth and active participation in a democratic societyWhat is Literacy?
Newspapers forms to read, write, listen, speak, view, represent, and think critically about ideas.
ComputersYou have the tools at home…
Keep it real!!!
…reading one comic book, news article, or magazine article a week would mean reading 100 000 words a year
…in 38 of 41 studies, students who read regularly did as well or better in reading comprehension tests than students given traditional skill-based reading instruction.
Time spent reading correlates with forms to read, write, listen, speak, view, represent, and think critically about ideas.
development of world knowledge.”
(Moore, Beran, Birdyshaw and Rycik 1999)
Achievement on standardized tests
Positive attitudes about reading
Keep it real!!!
Keep it real!!!
Students are never too old to benefit forms to read, write, listen, speak, view, represent, and think critically about ideas.
from their parents’ interest in them.PISA REPORT
PISA= Programme for International Student Assessment