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
NEW: Free web meeting on July 30 at 11:30 am PT/2:30 pm ET will cover tips for teaching The Third Quest virtually. REGISTER HERE
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.
to request a free web meeting to learn more about this comprehensive reading intervention and whether it’s a match for your students, schedules, and staffing.
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.
TWO OPTIONS FOR TRAINING
THIRD QUEST CORE
Training tailored to your school or district’s schedule and implementation needs.
Ancora Publishing has partnered with CORE (Consortium on Reaching Excellence in Education) to deliver professional learning on The Third Quest.
CORE has been at the forefront of reading support for 26 years, providing high-quality professional development that supports educators in implementing evidence-based reading practices with rigorous and effective instruction.
The Third Quest is on CORE’s carefully selected list of effective reading interventions.
CORE’s adolescent literacy experts are ready to provide basic training and job-embedded professional learning on The Third Quest.
CORE TRAINING OPTIONS include:
- Basic Training
- Systems Level Collaborative Planning and Support
- Classroom Teacher Coaching (live or virtual)
- Coach Support and Capacity Building
- Data Study
Connect with CORE to explore training options. Reserve your time now.
THIRD QUEST ANCORA PUBLISHING Open Registration
Ancora Publishing is providing virtual training on The Third Quest.
June 2021 Training Dates:
- Part 1, June 21, and
- Part 2, June 22, and
- Part 3, June 24
July 2021 Training Dates:
- Part 1, July 19, and
- Part 2, July 20, and
- Part 3, July 22
Time schedule each day (includes 30-minute break):
10 am to 1:30 pm PT / 11 am to 2:30 pm MT / 12 pm to 3:30 pm CT / 1 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Participants will learn how to deliver The Third Quest with fidelity, effectiveness, and enthusiasm. This basic training includes:
- Working knowledge of the Third Quest’s comprehensive programming
- Learning how to deliver explicit instructional routines for teaching vocabulary, word recognition skills, fluency, comprehension, content knowledge, motivation and study skills
- Diagnostic teaching and progress monitoring
Presenter: Marilyn Sprick, Lead Author