Training for individual teacher and teams delivering interventions to struggling adolescent readers

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.


Presenter: Marilyn Sprick, Author and Consultant

Learn to teach The Third Quest curriculum with fidelity and high success. This
comprehensive (vs. targeted) intervention program provides instruction in vocabulary,
word study, fluency, content knowledge (the scientific method and ancient history),
comprehension, and study skills. It’s a fit for students who have plateaued and are not
motivated by computer-based solutions. The program is proven at both Tiers 2 and 3
when implemented with fidelity.

Daily Schedule: September 28 session lasts 6.5 hours, including a 30-minute break.
October 5 sessions lasts 3.25 hours.

Wednesday, September 28, 11:30 am ET/8:30 am PT
Why, What, and How it Works • Setting Up

How to deliver instruction: Arrival, Vocabulary, and Word Study
How to deliver instruction: Reader, CCSS, and Fluency Building

Wednesday, October 05, 11:30 am ET/8:30 am PT
Progress Monitoring and Diagnostic Teaching

Your support and encouragement of staff as they implement interventions for high risk readers goes a long way in the success of students. If you would like to join us for the first 1.5 hours of The Third Quest training, you can join your staff in understanding how The Third Quest works, what is needed for successful student outcomes, and the resources staff need.

To learn more or register, visit:

Ancora Publishing/Virtual Third Quest Training – Sept/Oct

Parallel Universe
Overview and Training

Sign up for one of these free webinars with author Marilyn Sprick to find out what The Third Quest’s Parallel Universe can do for your students.

Overview: September 19, 2022 12:30–1:00 pm PT (3:30–4:00 pm ET)
View this recorded session at your convenience. Sign up here.

Overview and Training: October 10, 2022 • 2:30–4:00 pm PT (5:30–7:00 pm ET) This session will not be recorded. Sign up here.

Overview and Training: October 12, 2022 • 11:30 am–1:00 pm PT (2:30–4:00 pm ET) This session will not be recorded. Sign up here.

Schedule a Third Quest Web Meeting Overview to address whether

The Third Quest is a fit for your students and schedules.


To set up a free web meeting overview, use this form to contact us or call


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.