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

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
  • author
  • education consultant
  • mother of diverse learners
  • dyslexia advocate.



Face to face courses:


Spelling for Life course
Cairns August 5th
Reading for Life course
Cairns August 6








Spelling for Life course
Townsville August 25th
Reading for Life course
Townsville August 26th

New edition of Spelling for Life now available for pre-order!

June 30th will see the long-awaited release date of edition 2 of Lyn Stone’s highly acclaimed Spelling for Life book.

What’s new:

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.

Pre-order Spelling for Life E2 now.

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.


Webinars so far (click on the picture):

Broken Rules and Word Stories – This will become a mini-course in May
Final Silent E April 10th This will become a mini-course in May
Teaching the Alphabet and Handwriting. Available to watch from May 2-May 16
The 4-Step Process: a word-study guide for teachers who know in their hearts that spelling lists aren’t helping all their students succeed.    June 5th.

Online Courses

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

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


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 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 consultation service.

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