Publications on English and Literacy
The documents in this list cover a range of topics related to the teaching of English in schools in England. As well as ideas on the teaching of speaking, listening, reading and writing both in English lessons and across the curriculum, there is reporting of research and texts on grammar and English as an additional language. They are the products of a team which Sue led for many years.

Many of these documents, published by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and related bodies in the last 15 years, are now out of print. However, they are on topics which are still relevant and they offer perspectives on how the subject English has been developing in schools.

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If a download is not available please contact Sue by email (sue@suehorner.com ).

Aspects of English
Improving writing at key stages 3 and 4 (1999) ( download )
Teaching Speaking and Listening in key stages 1 and 2 (2001) ( Part1_download ) ( Part2_download ) ( Part 3_download
Giving a voice (drama) (2003) ( download )
New perspectives on spoken English in the classroom (2003)  ( download )
Marking: making a difference (2003) ( download )
Planning for writing (2003) ( download )
More than words (2004) ( download )
More than words 2 (2005) ( download )
Moving on: progression in writing at key stage 3 (2004) ( download )
Media matters (2005) ( download )
Teaching world literature in the primary school (2006) ( download ) (Paper_1 download) ( Paper_2 download ) ( Paper_3 download ) ( Paper_4 download ) ( Paper_5 download ) ( Paper_6 download )   ( Paper_7 download ) ( Paper_8 download ) ( Paper_9 download ) ( Paper_10 download ) ( Paper_11 download )

English overall
Can do better (boys and English) (1998) ( download )
English 21 Playback (2005) ( download )
Taking English forward (2005) ( download )

Across the curriculum
Use of language: a common approach (1997) ( download )
Language for Learning in key stage 3 (2000) ( download )
Language at work in lessons (2001) ( Part1_download ) ( Part2_download )( Part3_download ) ( Part4_download ) ( Part 5_download )

Grammar
The grammar papers (1998) ( Part1_download ) ( Part2_download ) ( Part3_download ) ( Part 4_download )
Not whether but how (1999) ( Part1_download ) ( Part2_download ) ( Part3_download ) ( Part4_download )
Introducing the grammar of talk (2004) ( download )

Research
Analysis of children’s writing: some international comparisons (1999) ( download )
Talking, reading and writing at work (1999) ( download )
Boys ’ achievement in writing across the curriculum (1998) ( download )
Technical accuracy in GCSE English: methodology (1999) ( download )
Technical accuracy in GCSE English: research findings (1999) ( download )