Please call 866.542.1490 or email with any questions or to be notified of future training opportunities.

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.


Wednesday, October 28, 12:30 pm ET/9:30 am PT

Wednesday, November 04, 12:30 pm ET/9:30 am PT

Seats are limited. Registration closes October 21. 

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.

For the optional discount on The Third Quest Teacher’s Materials, online registrants will receive a coupon code in their workshop confirmation.

To use a purchase order for both the training and the Teacher’s Set, please download and complete this registration form, then email to or fax to 541.345.1507.



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For Grades:
  • Marilyn Sprick
  • Ann Watanabe
Area of Focus:


Marilyn will meet with participants via two 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
  • View videos
  • Discuss implementation issues
  • Generate questions
  • Break into small groups via chat rooms to practice delivering instruction
  • Work diagnostically by listening to students
  • Course texts will ship to arrive by October 26. Registration will close on October 21


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 completion.
  • 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 before the start of training. Registration will close on October 21. Register by October 10 for best rate.
  • 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.

  • Ann Watanabe

    Ann Watanabe is an author of Read Well 2, Read Well 2 Fluency Foundations, Read Well 1 Composition, and The Third Quest. She has worked in education as a teacher in special and general education. She has been a resource teacher, reading coach, literacy consultant, and adult education teacher. For more than 35 years, Ann has dedicated her career to helping students of all ages become literate and self-confident. Throughout the state of Hawaii, Ann is known for her work in early reading instruction and instructional delivery—providing professional development for thousands of teachers. She has worked on multiple school improvement initiatives and is the coauthor of the Hawaii State Literacy Tutor Training Program. Ann has presented at district, state, and national conferences and is the recipient of a national Excellence in Education Staff Development award. She coauthored the K–2 CCSS (Common Core State Standards) reading assessments for the state of Hawaii. She is also a National Board Certified Teacher in Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood. As an educational consultant, Ann continues to provide consultation and training in beginning reading, explicit and instruction, Read Well, and a range of supplemental and intervention reading programs.