Marilyn Sprick

Marilyn Sprick has been a general education teacher, special education teacher, and Title I learning specialist. As an educational consultant, Marilyn has provided training in literacy, curriculum adaptation, and collaborative instruction for thousands of teachers throughout the United States and Canada. Marilyn’s focus is on scaffolding and differentiating curriculum, explicit instruction, motivating students, and diagnostic prescriptive teaching. She is well respected for her ability to inspire teachers and translate research into classroom practice. As a literacy expert, Marilyn is the lead author of Read Well K-2 (a scientifically based early reading program) and The Third Quest—a reading intervention for adolescent struggling readers. Marilyn is also author of “Preintervention 2: Assessing and Adjusting Academic Support” in Early-Stage Interventions and a coauthor of Meaningful Work; The Tough Kid On-Task in a Box, part of the Tough Kid series; SMART Kids, a social skills curriculum for grades K-1; and First Step NEXT, a Tier 2 behavioral intervention for young children.

Early-Stage Interventions

The first section of Early-Stage Interventions: Behavior Strategies for Every Teacher focuses on general classroom management and academic support. Academic difficulties and classroom climate may contribute to behavior problems and …

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FIRST STEP Next

This evidence-based early intervention program is designed for young children who exhibit challenging behaviors such as defiance, conflicts with peers, and disruptive behaviors. FIRST STEP NEXT PROCESS Multistep Screening collects information about …

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Meaningful Work

Students, like all of us, are looking for an area in which to excel. Unfortunately, students who misbehave have found that they are very good at being bad. Through years …

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Read Well Fluency Boosters

With Read Well Fluency Boosters, students have fun practicing, beating the clock, and tracking their progress while they build reading fluency. The set of ten Fluency Boosters Student Booklets includes eight …

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SMART Kids

SMART Kids is all about teaching children skills that open doors and provide them with multiple opportunities. SMART Kids gives children a smart start. Lessons are designed specifically to meet the …

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SMART Kids Social Skills Posters

A SMART poster illustrates a Social Story that provides students with the specific behaviors they can practice to demonstrate that social skill. The skills students work on throughout the curriculum include: …

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The Third Quest: Reading Intervention

The Third Quest is a comprehensive vs. targeted intervention for adolescent struggling readers. WHO IS THE THIRD QUEST APPROPRIATE FOR? Middle and High School Struggling Readers (grades 5 through 12) and adults …

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VIRTUAL THIRD QUEST TRAINING AUGUST

VIRTUAL TRAINING Marilyn will meet with participants via three web meetings to simulate live and in-person training as much as possible. Sessions will not be recorded so participants can feel comfortable …

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