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

Lyn Stone, private practice linguistHi, I’m Lyn Stone.  You can find out more about each of my literacy roles and our tutoring team. We have free videos, low cost online literacy courses, books about literacy for parents and teachers, a literacy blog and a wealth of literacy resources to help you in your journey toward lifelong literacy for all.  I am a:

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

Online Courses

Tutoring for Life Online – Release date: November 2

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

Course outcomes:

  • 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

Learn more or register for the Tutoring for Life course

Weekly Words Webinar Series

Weekly Words WebinarTwice a week, Lyn Stone will do a live, 60 minute session on a particular topic via Zoom.

The cost is AUD$30 + GST and will include a presentation, some handouts and a Q&A session.

The first meeting will be at 5:30pm on Thursdays, with a repeat session at 11am on Saturdays (Melbourne Australia time).

Both will be live. Due to time constraints, recordings will not be available afterwards. If you miss a session, we will refund you or place you in a repeat of that session, should we decide to repeat.

Topics will vary, and Lyn will also take subject requests, but here is the agenda so far:

Lyn Stone’s Books

<em>Language for Life</em> Book by Lyn Stone: Where Linguistics Meets Teaching

Language for Life Book by Lyn Stone: Where Linguistics Meets Teaching

We all recognize how important first impressions are, something often formed by how well we speak and write. Language for Life shows how language can be mastered by children and how what they have learned can be carried throughout their lives. This i...
<em>Reading for Life</em> Book by Lyn Stone: High Quality Literacy Instruction for All

Reading for Life Book by Lyn Stone: High Quality Literacy Instruction for All

  Why is it that so many people can't read and write? Why are there still so many vastly different methods of teaching literacy? Why do people still argue about it? Reading for Life examines these three questions, addressing the less evi...
<em>Spelling for Life</em> Book by Lyn Stone: Uncovering the Simplicity and Science of Spelling

Spelling for Life Book by Lyn Stone: Uncovering the Simplicity and Science of Spelling

There is a myth that English spelling is unnecessarily complex. It is spread by those who don’t understand the writing system. Spelling for Life offers lucid, accessible tools which help to reveal that, when explicitly and systematically taught, s...

School Literacy Consultation

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 literacy consultations.

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 rest of 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. There are also slides and handouts.