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  1. OSSLT – March 27th, 2014 • You must pass the Literacy Test in order to graduate • The passing mark is 300 = 75% • You have already had lessons on the main writing tasks (News Report and a Series of Paragraphs) • You have also had lessons on Graphic Texts and Multiple Choice Questions • Today we will be focussing on Reading Selections, Multiple Choice Questions and Short Answer Responses

  2. The test is made up of Reading and Writing Tasks

  3. Reading Skills

  4. You have 12 minutes to complete the Reading Selection and the related Multiple Choice and Short Answer questions

  5. OSSLTReading Selection Multiple Choice

  6. What will the focus of Lizarda’s internship be? • films • cartoons • video games • action sequences

  7. What will the focus of Lizarda’sinternship be? • Usually MC questions are ordered sequentially unless we are specifically told to look at a certain part of the reading • read over the 1st paragraph and the 2nd. • Excerpt - “I’m very excited. I’ll be working in the LucasArts division animating video games, ...” • This quote from the selection indicates that the answer is c) video games – but double check all answers and make sure

  8. Which word is closest in meaning to “confidential” as used in paragraph 2? • Secret • Personal • Confusing • Professional

  9. Which word is closest in meaning to “confidential” as used in paragraph 2? • Highlight key words • Refer to paragraph 2 • Excerpt - “I don’t know what they are working on. They wouldn’t tell me – it’s confidential” • Try replacing each of the possible answers into the sentence - which one fits best? • Use the process of elimination • Answer is A) Secret

  10. According to Quesnelle, what ability is most important for an animator? • creating characters • pleasing an audience • developing a demo reel • programming computers

  11. According to Quesnelle, what ability is most important for an animator? • Scan the selection for Quesnelle’s name (paragraphs 6-7) • Who is he and what does he say? • Look over the possible answers • Excerpt – “I had a really good sense of his storytelling. He had the basic principles of animation {but} it was also comical. And that’s our job. Anyone can make a picture move, but to make it entertaining, that’s the craft of the animator.” • Process of elimination • The highlighted text indicates Answer B) pleasing an audience is very important.

  12. What do Quesnelle’s quotes indicate about him? • He knows a lot about internships. • He focuses on technical aspects of animation. • He recognizes skill and creativity in his students. • He suggests interesting storylines to his students.

  13. What do Quesnelle’squotes indicate about him? • Look at the possible answers • Look specifically at his quotes • Process of elimination • He does not talk much about A, B , or D • Answer C seems to fit – the answer is C

  14. Which paragraph presents information in chronological order? • paragraph 2 • paragraph 4 • paragraph 5 • paragraph 7

  15. Which paragraph presents information in chronological order? • Look at the possible answers • What is chronological order? • Examine each paragraph and use process of elimination • 2 – doesn’t seem to fit criteria • 4 – talks about his interest from an early age and how it progressed • 5 – what he wants to do one day • 7 – does not fit criteria • Answer is B

  16. OSSLTReading Selection Short Answer Writing Response

  17. Why is Lizarda a good choice for this internship? Use specific details from the selection to explain your answer.

  18. Why is Lizarda a good choice for this internship? Use specific details from the selection to explain your answer.

  19. Why is Lizarda a good choice for this internship? Use specific details from the selection to explain your answer.

  20. After looking at the three responses what can we determine would be a good way to proceed? • Highlight 2-3 specific details from the selection before you start writing • Restate the question in your response • Do not be vague • Use the highlighted info from the reading in your response • Use all of the space provided • Make sure to summarize –refer back to the question at the end(closing statement)

  21. Share your response with the person next to you. Try to determine what code you would be assigned (10, 20, 30)Would anyone like to share their response with the class?If you did not score a code 30, try to rewrite your response now, so that it will fit the code 30 requirement. (4 minutes)

  22. Now we are going to complete the next reading selection You have 12 minutes Remember to use the reading and writing strategies that we just spoke about

  23. Strategies for answering MC and Short Answer Questions SHORT ANSWER RESPONSES • Highlight 2-3 specific details from the selection before you start writing • Restate the question in your response • Do not be vague • Use the highlighted info from the reading in your response • Use all of the space provided • Make sure to summarize –refer back to the question at the end(closing statement) MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS • Highlight keywords in the question for clues of where to find the answers • Look over the possible answers • Process of elimination • Identify if the answer is directly stated or indirectly stated • Use the most correct response

  24. For more practice check out: • EQAO.com • Student resources • OSSLT • All the previous tests are online as well as the answers

  25. All practice test items were taken from eqao.com