Hi, I’m Lyn Stone. You can find out more about each of my roles and our tutoring team. We have free videos, low cost online courses, books about literacy for parents and teachers, a literacy blog and a wealth of resources to help you in your journey toward lifelong literacy for all. I am a:
- linguist in private practice
- education consultant
- mother of diverse learners
- dyslexia advocate.
Face to face courses:
New edition of Spelling for Life now available for pre-order!
This new and improved edition includes updated spelling techniques as well as new chapters on orthographic mapping, spelling assessment, teaching consonant clusters well and suffixing rules.
Aided by example lessons, formative assessments, unique tools, a scope and sequence and extensive practice lists, this highly acclaimed overview of spelling succeeds in developing theory and practice in the writing system for teacher and student alike.
Saturday Spelling Symposia
On Saturdays, 11am Melbourne time, Lyn will be holding a 90 minute live webinar on all things spelling until the release of Spelling for Life Edition 2.
YES. THERE WILL BE A RECORDING FOR ALL WHO REGISTER.
Webinars so far (click on the picture):
Language for Life Online Course (PD340) PL hours: 8
This popular 8 hour professional development grammar workshop is for teachers, homeschool parents, psychologists, and speech therapists, and is aimed at teachers of children ages 9 and upwards.
Reading for Life Online Course (PD341)
Get the information you need to help deliver high quality literacy instruction for all students. This accessible guide bridges the gap between research and practice, translating academic findings into practical suggestions and ready-to-use techniques.
Writing for Life Online Workshop with Lyn Stone (PD333)
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. The overarching theme is that writing needs to be taught explicitly and practised well.
Language Arts Online Course with Lyn Stone (PD338)
This engaging 18 hour online workshop covers developing literacy with students whose phonemic awareness and phonic knowledge have readied them for the next level.
Tutoring for Life Online Course (PD375)
We live in times where demand for tutoring is at an all-time high. We have a responsibility to make the delivery of extra support for struggling children the highest quality it can be. If you are considering taking up tutoring, this certificate will make you stand out from the crowd.
Identifying and Connecting Parts of Speech Online (PD389)
Grammar beyond naming/doing/describing: Learn how Lyn and the Lifelong Literacy team introduce and practise parts of speech and syntax with their students.
Tutoring for Life Online – New course
We live in times where demand for tutoring is at an all-time high. We have a responsibility to make the delivery of extra support for struggling children the highest quality it can be.
Lyn would like to share her tips for successful tutoring sessions both online and face to face. All activities are aligned with the Science of Reading and the Science of Learning.
In this workshop we will cover:
- Memory and processing – what you can and can’t change
- How to build a tailor-made bridge to the curriculum for your student
- Carer coaching: Getting the most out of this valuable resource
- The importance of progress monitoring and feedback
- How words are the key to success
- A run through some recommended resources
- Improved confidence in your skill as a tutor
- Faster progress for your students
- Access to resources that work
- A certificate of completion that makes you stand out in the crowd
Lyn Stone’s Books
We have spent many years consulting to schools throughout Australia. It gives us great pleasure to watch them go from good to great. Learn more about our school consultation service.
The video below outlines our role. Do get in touch if you would like to book a consultation.