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
- General education intervention students
- Special education students
- Students with dyslexia
Entry Level: 60 to 130 wcpm on sixth-grade passage; approximately a 3rd to 5th grade reading level
Field test students gained as much 68 words correct per minute in fluency. (The average gain in fluency was 35 words correct per minute across 90 days of instruction.) Students also gained as much as 4.1 grade equivalent units in comprehension and vocabulary across 90 days of instruction. (The average gain was 1.4 grade equivalents, roughly 3 times the expected gain.)
“When teachers teach and programs deliver: Wow!!! Impressive results. The authors have done it again. High quality teaching paired with systematic evidence-based materials has been a win for our kids!!!” – Carol Sanders, Director of Teaching and Learning, Oregon City
“Before, if someone read it to me I could tell exactly what it said, but if I read it myself I couldn’t remember anything. Now I can remember when I read by myself.” – Third Quest Student
“The Third Quest is a great program that really helped me with my reading and writing. I think The Third Quest should be a movie or maybe there should be more books.” – Third Quest Graduate
Watch a recorded webinar by Marilyn Sprick.
View the “Look Inside” pages to learn about implementation and to view the instructional components: Vocabulary, Word-Reading Strategies, Content Knowledge, Comprehension Strategies, Fluency, a Scope and Sequence of narrative fiction and informational text, CCSS Connections, and materials.
For training opportunities, click here.