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.

Daily Schedule: Each session lasts 3.5 hours with a half-hour break

Wednesday, June 22, 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT
Why, What, and How it Works • Setting Up

Thursday, June 23, 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT
How to deliver instruction: Arrival, Vocabulary, and Word Study

Friday, June 24, 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 – See below for registration deadlines.

All participants will receive: 

  • A full set of The Third Quest Student Materials
  • Program overview (Section 1 of the Program Guide)
  • Sample Teacher Guide pages (for use during training)
  • Workshop handouts
  • Access to videos and reproducibles

Materials will be sent to homes to arrive by June 21,. Registration closes June 17. Register on or before June 7 for best rate.

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


  • Marilyn Sprick
Area of Focus:


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
  •  Develop a working knowledge of The Third Quest’s comprehensive programming 

  • Practice explicit routines for teaching vocabulary, word recognition skills, fluency, comprehension, content knowledge, and study skills 

  • Learn how to use internal progress monitoring data effectively 

  • Teach diagnostically to meet the needs of 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 or call 866.542.1490.
  • Course texts will ship to arrive the week of June 21. Registration from outside the United States closes on June 3. U.S. registration closes June 17. Register on or before June 7 for best rate.


CORE will offer live virtual training on August 1–3, 2022. Click here more information and to register


  • 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.