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Marcia Invernizzi

Marcia Invernizzi (@anosygnosia) is the coauthor, with Jennifer Palmer, of No More Phonics and Spelling Worksheets. The book is a part of Heinemann's Not This But Series, edited by Nell K. Duke and Ellin Oliver Keene. In addition to her Heinemann title, Marcia is a coauthor of Words Their Way and twelve other books related to word study. She is the creator and primary author of PALS, the Phonologial Awareness Literacy Screening tool used in many states and a founder of Book Buddies, a tutoring framework for struggling readers in the first and second grades.

The Henderson Professor of Reading Education at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, Marcia teaches graduate classes for the program areas of reading and teacher education in the department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education. Her favorite course is Word Study in which she and her students explore the structure of words and their meanings. Marcia’s research focuses on the role of written word knowledge in literacy development, on reading difficulties, and on formative and diagnostic literacy assessments that can inform instruction. She has received many awards for her teaching and research, including the Curry School of Education’s Outstanding Professor Award, and the University of Virginia’s Edlich-Henderson Innovator of the Year Award. Marcia’s favorite word is serendipitous; some of her most important insights have come from her work with children.

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