About the Courses

This website provides different variations on a 20 lesson OSSLT preparation program, originally conceived of to meet the specific needs of the students of the London International Academy, in London Ontario.  Each lesson is envisioned to be an hour length.  Each lesson is structured according to Fisher and Frey’s Gradual Release of Responsibility model (click here for a more detailed explanation).

Finally, the course is meant to tackle the OSSLT directly (“teaching to the test”).  As such, this is an OSSLT program, not a complete literacy program.  In my experience, a teacher’s professional judgement guided by knowledge of the specific students in front of him/her, is the necessary ingredient to any successful program.

Most of the resources used for this program are from my OSSLT File Cabinet website.  Feel free to use or adapt any of this material for your own purposes.

Dominic Dedato


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s