Marcia Invernizzi is a professor of education at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia and director of UVA's McGuffey Reading Center. She is also one of the creators of the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening tool (PALS) and the co-founder of the Book Buddies community tutoring program.
Watch the full webcast, Talking Tutoring, featuring Invernizzi, Carole Prest, and Anne Hoover in a discussion about tutoring programs, tutor training, what the latest research tells us, and the different forms tutoring can take.
See a selected list of Dr. Invernizzi's books.
Dr. Invernizzi is the Edmund H. Henderson Professor of Education at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia and director of UVA's McGuffey Reading Center.
Invernizzi advises masters and doctoral students in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education where she teaches doctoral seminars in reading research, clinical courses in the diagnosis & remediation of reading difficulties, and a course called word study. She is 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, her 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, Invernizzi continues to investigate developmental spelling and its relationship to reading and writing.