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Marcia A. Invernizzi

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Marcia A. Invernizzi
Phone: 434-924-0844
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Location: Bavaro Hall 320D
Curriculum vitae: Vita_Invernizzi_2014
Department: Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education
Mailing Address: PO Box 400266, Charlottesville, VA 22904

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Henderson Professor of Education


  • Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1985
  • M.Ed., University of Virginia, 1976
  • B.A., Washington College, 1972

Academic Offerings

Research Labs

Personal Statement

I advise masters and doctoral students in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education where I teach doctoral seminars in reading research, clinical courses in the diagnosis & remediation of reading difficulties, and a course called word study. I am the Principal Investigator (PI) of Virginia’s Early Intervention Reading Initiative and its statewide assessment program, PALS (Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening),and the PI of an IES grant to develop PALS español. As a founder of Book Buddies, a nationally recognized one-on-one reading intervention, my research interests continue to revolve around evidence-based practices for early intervention and assessment in early language and literacy learning. As a co-author of Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary, I continue to investigate developmental spelling and its relationship to reading and writing.


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