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Welcome to The Third Quest

A comprehensive reading intervention for adolescents and adult readers
by Read Well Authors Marilyn Sprick and Ann Watanabe

Challenging and Motivating  


Comprehensive and Effective

Veteran Teachers Win at Tiers 2 and 3


Explore The Third Quest features below

Through a balance of narrative fiction and informational text, intrigue and mystery engage students as they travel through ancient history. Research-based lessons include work with sophisticated vocabulary, word study, comprehension and fluency, and provide study skills and CCSS connections.

Click here to read about The Third Quest basics: who the program is for, how the program is constructed, the Scope and Sequence, and program materials.
Program Brochure
Click here to download a Third Quest brochure.
Program Webinar
Click here to view our program webinar. TRT: 01:05:00

The Third Quest Materials include both Teacher and Student Readers and materials as well as access to video and  downloadable reproducibles. Visit Ancora Publishing to learn more.

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Multimedia Content

Eight short videos introduce concepts such as automaticity and enrich student knowledge of extinction, Pangea, and ancient civilizations.

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Quantifiable Results
Intervention Students

Click here to see group ORF, group Vocabulary/Comprehension scores and case studies.

Special Education Students

Click here to see individual case studies.


We encourage teacher training to ensure program effectiveness. The value of a teacher’s interactions with students and their ability to use The Third Quest explicitly and diagnostically creates engagement with the disengaged and improved reading skills for students who have plateaued.

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The Third Quest is available from
Ancora Publishing.

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The Parallel Universe Sample Lessons

Two sample lessons are provided below. First download the related pages from the Coach’s Manual so you can follow along then play the lessons.
(Watch the whole lesson or fast forward to see how lessons progress.)

Level 0, Lesson 2 from the beginning of the program
Click to download corresponding pages.
Level 4, Lesson 6 near the end of program
Click to download corresponding pages.