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School Price: $91.95

Hardback 256 pp.
30 figures, 30 photos, 8" x 9.5"



Publication date:
March 2004

Imprint: OUP Canada

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Break Away

Student Book

Robin Pearson and Debbie Chambers

Your Complete OSSLC Resource Program!
Supporting the specific needs of the Ontario Grade 12 Literacy course OSSLC

Break Away has been designed to support the specific needs of the new Ontario Grade 12 Literacy Course (OSSLC). This combination of teacher and student resources provides the strategies and scaffolding necessary to enable students in achieving their reading and writing goals.

Using a unique mini-lesson format, students will enhance their skills in employing an array of reading strategies with a variety of text forms (informational, narrative, and graphic) and producing a variety of written texts including summaries, information paragraphs, opinion pieces, and news reports.

Readership : Grade 12 Literacy Course Students in Ontario

UNIT 1: Fresh Perspectives
UNIT 2: Belonging to Communities
UNIT 3: Making a Difference

Teacher's Resource
Student Practice Set
Practice Sets with Answer Key

Robin Pearson is Former ESL/ELD consultant and Principal with the Waterloo Region District School Board. Debbie Chambers is V.P., Sydenham District High School, Limestone DSB.

Echoes 12 - Francine Artichuk
Susanne Barcley, Diana Knight, Wouter Boeresma, Liz Orme, and others

Special Features

  • 100% congruency to the Ontario Secondary School Grade 12 Literacy Curriculum (OSSLC) and Course Profile Document
  • Developed and classroom tested by educators with extensive experience in literacy development at the secondary school level
  • Clean, full-colour design to engage student interest and maximize accessibility
  • A wealth of accessible reading selections with topics appealing to senior students including sports, popular culture, and the world of work
  • A wide array of response items to provide multiple opportunities for student practice
  • A comprehensive Teacher's Resource package with practical teaching strategies, templates and checklists, additional readings and practice opportunities, and evaluation and assessment tools and strategies (including portfolio assessment)