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.


CORE works with districts and schools who have adopted The Third Quest to provide training and job-embedded professional learning that helps educators build pedagogical knowledge and master the program routines and practices necessary to ensure effective implementation.


September. 26, 7:00–1:30 pm PT

September. 27, 9:00–12:15 pm PT


If you would like training in the Parallel Universe, contact us and we will add your name to a wait list.

The Parallel Universe can be implemented: 
  1. Before the Third Quest for a higher entry to The Third Quest.
  2. During the Third Quest for students who would benefit from a second dose to keep up with their Third Quest group.
  3. After the Third Quest for students who need an additional boost.
Programming follows the first 4 of 8 Third Quest levels. Themes and skills parallel The Third Quest but lessons provide a new plot and new informational content. 
Contact our partners at CORE Learning to set up your own Third Quest training. CORE is known for providing educators professional learning and ongoing support to implement high-quality math and English language arts curricular materials, rigorous and equitable instruction, and effective assessment practices. CORE can provide follow-up coaching services to support your teachers in delivering effective Third Quest instruction.

Schedule a Third Quest Web Meeting Overview to determine whether

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

Use this form to set up a meeting,  or call 1-866-542-1490.

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.