Bringing high quality, research-supported literacy instruction to teachers and families

Welcome to Lifelong Literacy. I’m Lyn Stone:

  • linguist in private practice
  • author
  • education consultant
  • mother of diverse learners
  • dyslexia advocate

You can find out more about each one of my roles on this site. We have free videos, low cost online courses, books for parents and teachers, a regular blog and a wealth of resources to help you in your journey toward lifelong literacy for all.

New Course Announcement:

Launch: July 27th 2020, register now

FREE Webinar guide to the course and live questions:


Play video here

This 18-hour, 6-module course is the answer to the “what next?” question on the lips of many schools who have got their children into basic reading and writing.

Comprising six comprehensive modules, alongside tried and true teaching methods to get everyone excelling, this hands-on, engaging workshop is designed to raise teacher capacity to ensure mastery of the principles of structured literacy for all students.

Language Arts helps a teacher use up to date, research-based information about how we learn. It then helps them to apply that knowledge to imparting vital knowledge about how English writing works.

The Language Arts approach has a clear scope and sequence from Foundation-6 and dovetails well with any high quality systematic synthetic phonics program.

It is laid out using a direct, explicit approach with worked examples and incorporates robust teaching techniques designed to reduce cognitive load and increase retention.

It comes with resources and equipment for immediate application in the classroom.


Online. A mix of live Zoom meetings and Open Learning modules.

COST: AUD$650 + GST, Places limited.


Register for Language Arts Online.

Lyn Stone’s books and courses



School Consultation

We have spent many years consulting to schools throughout Australia. It gives us great pleasure to watch them go from good to great.

The video below outlines our role. Do get in touch if you would like to book a consultation.



Conferences and events: COVID-19 UPDATE

For the months of  July, August and September 2020, Lyn will be postponing all speaking events in an effort to do our part in containing the virus as best we can.

To help soften the blow, Lyn has recorded FREE webinars on many topics, including spelling, grammar and writing.

You can find all the links to the free webinars here. There are also slides and handouts.



Writing for Life: The new Lyn Stone writing course

We are thrilled to announce the release of this workshop as an online event.

If you have already registered for a face to face version of this workshop, and would prefer to have the information NOW, you can transfer your registration to this! Just let us know and we will send you a 100% discount code!

Would you like to join us? This course is now available on-demand.

Read more about this course here:


About the course in general:

Previously called “The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword”, this guide to high impact literacy teaching will help raise your understanding of the components of successful writing.

The overarching theme is that writing needs to be taught explicitly and practised well.

The course consists of background information on the process of writing, what can go wrong, and research-informed strategies to help teachers deliver even higher quality literacy instruction in their classrooms right away.

Duration: 6 PD hours

Cost: $245 per person (+GST)


Enrol on the online course today.












Our Melbourne workshop at St Joseph’s Primary School, Elsternwick, on May 30th has been postponed. New dates announce when we have them.


Our writing workshop at Hillbrook Anglican School, Enoggera, on June 20th has been postponed.