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Corina Koch MacLeod is a literacy practitioner, teacher, writer, editor and online instructor at the Faculty of Education, Queen's University. She holds a Master of Education degree from Queen’s University, a Bachelor of Education from The University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Arts in English from McMaster University. She established a tutoring program at the Queen’s Faculty of Education for students who struggled with reading, writing, math, and science, and a summer reading camp for struggling readers in the early elementary grades. She has written and edited curriculum materials for the Ontario Ministry of Education, conducted reading workshops for parents and teachers, designed a social skills program for students with ASD, ADHD and/or LD, and co-authored several books about teaching reading and writing. Most recently she has worked with students with dyslexia using Orton-Gillingham-based teaching methods.
on Aug. 04, 2012 :
Before using the Don’t Panic resource I had difficulty with several of the required OSSLT tasks. In elementary school I was identified with a learning disability and my school tutor used the Don’t Panic resource to help me get through the difficulties I was having with the OSSLT tasks. I believe that the resource is a valuable tool and it should be used in all schools to help prepare students for the OSSLT. I found the resource to emphasize some very important strategies that you can use to complete each task in the OSSLT. It is now available in a digital format making it very accessible and portable. The ebook has a dictionary feature and can be used easily with a text speech app making it very accessible for all types of learners.
I highly recommend this book- it truly works.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on June 14, 2012 :
Don't Panic 2.0 gives you all you need to know to pass the Ontario literacy test. I wrote the test a couple of years ago. It asks very specific questions about what you've read and you are expected to show a lot of detail in your writing. This book shows you how. It's also very convenient. I read it on my iPod, and you can just take it out and read it whenever you have an extra five minutes.
(reviewed long after purchase)
Rita Vanden Heuvel
on May 22, 2012 :
Portable and versatile — Don’t Panic 2.0 makes learning and practising reading and writing skills more convenient than ever for students. The format allows students to link easily to the reading and writing tasks they need to focus on. The resource is well-organized, follows a consistent format, and the instructions and explanations are easy to understand. No doubt that with practice with this ebook, students will improve their literacy skills!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on March 21, 2012 :
This is a remarkable book. It is well-written and literate - an excellent example of what these Grade Ten students should aspire to achieve. The text is clear and easy to follow. Information and directions are neatly focussed with additional information provided via links. Examples are relevant and appropriate, and hence engaging for the 15 and 16 year old audience. Answers to the test questions not only provide the correct/best answer but also a full explanation of why it is the correct answer and why the alternate options are not correct/the best.
Test or no test, any student who works through Don’t Panic 2.0: On-the-Go Practice for the OSSLT will come out a stronger reader and writer.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)