OLC4O – Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course, Grade 12


Students who have been eligible to write the OSSLT at least twice and who have been unsuccessful at least once are eligible to take the course. (Students who have already met the literacy requirement for graduation may be eligible to take the course under special circumstances, at the discretion of the principal).

Course Description

This course is designed to help students acquire and demonstrate the cross-curricular literacy skills that are evaluated by the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test. Students who complete the course successfully will meet the provincial literacy requirement for graduation. Students will read a variety of informational, narrative and graphic texts and will produce a variety of forms of writing, including summaries, information paragraphs, opinion pieces and news reports. Students will also maintain and manage a literacy portfolio containing a record of their reading experiences and samples of their writing.

Outline of Course Content

Unit 1Grammar
Unit 2Summary Writing
Unit 3Compare and Contrast
Unit 4How To Instructions
Unit 5Travel Graphics
Unit 6Midterm
Unit 7Film Review
Unit 8News Report
Unit 9Infographics
Unit 10Opinion Writing
Unit 11Advertisement
Unit 12Culminating Assignment