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.


  • December 1: This session lasts 6.5 hours, including a 30-minute break
  • December 8: This session lasts 3.25 hours


Thursday, December 1, 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

Thursday, December 8, 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 toward the success of students. If you would like to attend 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 – December

Parallel Universe
Overview and Training

No training sessions are currently scheduled. Join the Ancora Publishing email list to be notified about future opportunities.

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.

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.