Monday, September 14, 2015

Hot Topics in Literacy Education for 2016

The International Reading Association released its annual list that forecasts "hot" topics in literacy education. Hot is not the same as important, but indicates an area of high interest or even debate among reading experts.  Conducted by Jack Cassidy,Stephanie Grote-Garcia, and Evan Ortlieb, the 2016 survey polled 25 leading literacy scholars and researchers to find what's hot and what's not.


2015 IRA LITERACY SURVEY

VERY HOT:
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Close Reading/Deep Reading
  • Digital Literacies/New Literacies/Media Literacy
  • Disciplinary/Content Area Literacy
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Informational/Nonfiction Texts
  • Text Complexity
SHOULD BE VERY HOT:
  • Adolescent Literacy
  • Writing--academic, argumentative, and based on sources
VERY COLD BUT SHOULD BE HOT:
  • Literacy Coaches
  • Motivation/Engagement
  • Creative Writing
  • Oral Language
  • Summer Reading/Summer Loss
VERY COLD AND SHOULD BE COLD: 
  • Phonics/ phonemic Awareness
  • Fluency
HOT BUT SHOULD BE COLD:
  • High-Stakes Testing
(Cassidy, Grote-Garcia, & Ortlieb, 2015)

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