“The Pre-Quest”

Coming soon.

The Parallel Universe –

Season 1

The Third Quest

New home

Welcome to The Third Quest

Tier 2 and 3 reading intervention programs for middle and high school students (grades 5 through 12 and adults). Our series of programs work individually or sequentially to bring any struggling reader to their full potential. 

The Third Quest. 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.

The Third Quest’s Parallel Universe, Season 1 is a reading intervention for students in grades 5 through high school— and also adults who haven’t mastered reading well enough to access sophisticated text with confidence. Two editions, the School Edition and Home Edition, offer unique formats for becoming a stronger reader.

Coming soon–”The Pre-Quest.” A reading intervention for the most remedial students. To be used prior The Third Quest or Parallel Universe to strengthen a students foundational reading skills.

The Third Quest. Comprehensive, Effective, Fun.

The Third Quest programs are comprehensive vs. targeted interventions for adolescent struggling readers and each program is designed to meet specific students at their need level regardless of grade level. The programs introduce both intriguing narrative fiction and informational text as well as animated components that introduce mystery and fun. Lessons can be delivered by a teacher, coach or in the case of the Parallel Universe by a parent at home with 41 guided videos lesson. All lessons build word recognition skills, vocabulary, content knowledge, comprehension, fluency and study skills.


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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All Third Quest materials are available from Ancora Publishing.
To order or for more information visit Ancorapublishing.com

Join lead author Marilyn Sprick to learn how The Third Quest reading intervention helps students at Tiers 2 and 3.

The Third Quest Webinar – February 11, 1:00pm PT

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.