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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.


Monday, July 19, 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT
Why, What, and How it Works • Setting Up

Tuesday, July 20, 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT
How to deliver instruction: Arrival, Vocabulary, and Word Study

Thursday, July 22, 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT
How to deliver instruction: Reader, CCSS, and Fluency Building
Progress Monitoring and Diagnostic Teaching

REGISTRATION IS LIMITED – Register by July 6 for best rate. See below for registration deadlines.

All participants will receive: 

  • A full set of The Third Quest Student Materials
  • A full Program Guide (186 pages)
  • Copies of the Level 1 and 5 Teacher’s Guides
  • Copies of the Level 1 and 5 Reader’s Guides
  • Workshop handouts
  • Access to reproducibles and videos

Materials will be sent to homes, so registration must be completed in time to mail materials.

To use a purchase order, please download and complete this registration form, then email to info@ancorapublishing.com or fax to 541.345.1507 along with a copy of your signed PO.

From: $0.00

  • Marilyn Sprick


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 working interactively. Participants will:

  • Learn how to teach the program
  • Get ready for teaching in whatever setting is needed: virtual (synchronous) or classroom
  • View videos
  • Discuss implementation issues
  • Generate questions
  • Break into small groups via chat rooms to practice delivering instruction
  • Work diagnostically by listening to students 


Educators—teachers, specialists, instructional assistants, literacy coaches, and administrators working to treat/remediate reading deficits (fifth grade through high school).


Not sure if the program will fit your needs? Request a web meeting before signing up. Surf The Third Quest website. View the Program Overview, short videos, and assessment results.


  • Live virtual workshop will be conducted via Zoom. Please look for a confirmation email from Zoom upon order confirmation.
  • Course price is for a single registrant and included materials. Please include the email address and shipping address for each individual registrant during checkout.
  • Sessions will not be recorded, so you must attend each live session.
  • Graduate-level professional development credit is available for this course through Brandman University.
  • Questions about this course? Please email info@ancorapublishing.com or call 866.542.1490.
  • Course texts will ship to arrive the week of July 12. Registration fee increases after July 6 (to $425) to cover expedited shipping so that materials will arrive before the training begins. Registration from outside the United States closes on July 06 . U.S. registration closes July 13.

Additional information

Session selection

Regular – Three Sessions, Administrator – Single Session

  • 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. Sign up here to subscribe to Marilyn Sprick's Newsletter for Literacy Nerds.