In the What’s Hot in Literacy 2018 Report published by the International Literacy Association, data is presented on important topics and issues surrounding equity, community–literacy connections, striving for excellence in literacy education, personalizing literacy in today’s classroom, and building 21st-century skills. Additionally, it was found that the top five hot topics in literacy in 2018 are digital literacy, early literacy, summative assessments, formative assessment, and strategies for differentiating instruction. The goal in conducting this research is to expand the reach of the survey for 2018 while maintaining an intimate conversation that allows literacy professionals to share their own views in an unprompted fashion.
International Literacy Association (2018). What’s hot in literacy 2018 report. Newark, DE: International Literacy Association. https://literacyworldwide.org/docs/default-source/resource-documents/whats-hot-2018-report.pdf