FAQ

4273168957_840369fe48_qWhy have you gone to an interactive resource?

The OSSLT is going digital. Our newest resource will give students practice in a digital medium.

As well, our interactive resource has features that print resources don’t:

  • spell checker for writing tasks
  • read out loud feature that can read the text to students as they follow along—this is especially helpful for slower readers and students with various language-based learning disabilities
  • annotation tools for highlighting text, writing on virtual sticky notes, and for creating graphic organizers, allowing students to interact with the text, and teachers to mark student work
  • an audio comments feature that teachers can use to leave verbal feedback, right in the PDF
  • access to an online dictionary that enables students to look up words they don’t know without interrupting the flow of reading too much (looking up words is a great way to build vocabulary before the test)
  • search feature that can help you find things faster
  • useful off-book links that can enhance learning 

How do I use the interactive PDF?

Install Adobe Reader XI on your computer or the Adobe Reader app on your Android, iPad, or Surface tablet, then follow these instructions.

Is Don’t Panic 2.0 available in print?

You can order printable files, if you prefer. You can then print the resource for students who don’t have access to a computer or tablet. 

Who is using your resources?

Listed below are just some of the schools using the Don’t Panic resources for OSSLT prep. Explore the links to learn how these schools have incorporated our books into their literacy programs.

Resurrection Catholic Secondary School, Kitchener
Assumption College School, Brantford
Erin District High School, Erin
Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy, Markham
White Pines Collegiate & Vocational, Sault Ste. Marie
Langstaff High School, Richmond Hill
Sudbury Catholic District School Board
Northern Secondary, Toronto
St. Peter’s Secondary School, Barrie
Reading into students results 
Renfrew County Catholic District School Board, Renfrew
Thornlea Secondary School, Thornhill
Denis Morris High School, St. Catharines
Blenheim District High School, Blenheim
York Catholic District School Board, Aurora
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, Mississauga

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