Information Paragraphs: Finding Good Examples

Image by heathbrandon In this post I noted that paragraphs are becoming shorter because of the demands of online reading. Keep this in mind if you’re reading information paragraphs online in preparation for the OSSLT. Unless there are changes to Continue reading Information Paragraphs: Finding Good Examples

OSSLT Opinion Piece – Selected Questions From Previous Years

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Image by rodaniel (CC BY-SA 2.0) As one of only two long writing tasks on the OSSLT, the opinion piece (series of three or more paragraphs expressing an opinion) is key for students to master if they are going to Continue reading OSSLT Opinion Piece – Selected Questions From Previous Years

Answering OSSLT Short Writing Tasks, Part 1

Image by churl (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Each of the six short response questions listed in this post requires a slightly different approach, but all answers should be written in a well-structured paragraph that includes a topic sentence, main idea, supporting details Continue reading Answering OSSLT Short Writing Tasks, Part 1

Information Paragraphs: Finding Good Examples

Image by heathbrandon (CC BY-SA 2.0) By Corina Koch MacLeod and Carla Douglas In last week’s post I noted that paragraphs are becoming shorter because of the demands of online reading. Keep this in mind if you’re reading information paragraphs Continue reading Information Paragraphs: Finding Good Examples

Where Students Get Stuck: Tips for Getting the Main Idea

Image by Sébastien Brodeur (CC BY-NC 2.0) Information from EQAO shows that many students have difficulty identifying the main ideain reading selections. As a result, in their writing, they also have trouble developing a main idea with sufficient and relevant Continue reading Where Students Get Stuck: Tips for Getting the Main Idea