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.

Latest courses:

Asynchronous course launch: September 12th 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.


Self-paced, online through Open Learning



Register for Language Arts Online.


Weekly Words Webinar Series:

Twice 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 for October, click on the ones you like:

October 1  5:30pm MELBOURNE TIME – The 4-Step Process 1

October  3 11am MELBOURNE TIME – The 4-Step Process 2

October 8 5:30pm MELBOURNE TIME- Phonological Awareness 1

October 10 11am MELBOURNE TIME- Phonological Awareness 2

October 15 5:30pm MELBOURNE TIME- The IPA for beginners 1

October 17 11am MELBOURNE TIME- The IPA for beginners 2

October 22 5:30pm MELBOURNE TIME- A Knowledge-Rich Curriculum 1

October 24 11am MELBOURNE TIME- A Knowledge-Rich Curriculum 2

October 29 5:30pm MELBOURNE TIME- Identifying and Connecting Parts of Speech 1

October 31 11am MELBOURNE TIME- Identifying and Connecting Parts of Speech 2

We offer high quality, low variance intervention.

Tutoring for Life

Join Lyn Stone and her team of terrific tutors for a second edition of their 2 hour, hands-on workshop on all things tutoring!

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

Webinar outcomes:

  • Improved confidence in your skill as a tutor
  • Faster progress for your students
  • Access to resources that work

Places are limited.

DATE: Thursday 24th September 2020 6pm-8pm Melbourne Australia time


A recording will be made available to participants for one week after the event, for re-viewing and in case you miss it.


Register for the Tutoring for Life Webinar.

Some feedback from the first webinar:

  • “Thanks so much for your wise words Lyn.”
  • “Thank you so much, incredibly helpful and practical information”
  • “Many thanks Lyn. Great webinar.”
  • “Thanks Lyn, this has been fabulous and thanks for sharing your experience.”
  • “Thank you – lots of helpful info.”
  • “Thanks so much Lyn! Brilliant!”
  • “Excellent evening. Thank you.”
  • “Inspiring to listen to you Lyn!”
  • “Thanks Lyn, SO informative!”
  • “Thank you so much, very engaging. :-)”
  • “You’re a wee gem!”
  • “Thankyou Lyn- so worthwhile staying up.”
  • “Thank you so much. I always learn so much.”

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.