Bringing high quality, research-supported literacy instruction to teachers and families
Welcome to Lifelong Literacy. I’m Lyn Stone:
- linguist in private practice
- 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:
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.
Lyn Stone’s books and courses
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 May, June and July 2020, Lyn will be postponing all speaking events in an effort to do our part in containing the virus as best we can.
We will continue to update regarding new dates and events in May and June, one week at a time.
To help soften the blow, Lyn will be offering FREE webinars in the coming weeks and will be making those webinars free to view afterwards in a series of talks about spelling, grammar and writing.
We also have plans to conduct smaller, free tutoring sessions for students on a variety of topics.
The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword: Now in online format too!
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? The second live event in the series starts on June 25th.
Participants will meet live once a week with Zoom and will also have access to a suite of high quality resources via our online learning management system.
Read more about this course here:
About the course in general:
The theme is “The pen is mightier than the sword” – and is the idea that like any high-precision tool, literacy needs to be taught explicitly and practised well.
Drawing from her three flagship programs, Spelling for Life, Language for Life and Reading for Life, the day will consist of tried and true strategies to help teachers deliver even higher quality literacy instruction in their classrooms right away.
Duration: 6 PD hours
Cost: $245 per person (+GST)
Here’s a handy flyer:
CITIES AND TOWNS IN AUSTRALIA, 2020
We plan to travel extensively this year and are very happy to work with schools who are interested in providing a venue in return for places for their teachers. Do get in touch if you would like your school to participate in this hosting exchange.
LIST OF POSTPONED EVENTS:
Conferences and Speaking Engagements 2020
PaTTAN Literacy Symposium
Sharing Best Practice at Bentleigh West Primary School
“An exciting day sharing evidence based practice for primary and secondary teachers, therapists, school leaders and parents. Topics focused on learning difficulties and inclusion. $60
Speakers include; Kate De Bruin, Prof Stephen Dinham, Lyn Stone, Steven Capp, Prof Pam Snow, Sarah Asome, Chris Varney (ICan Network) and more.