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Julia A. Simms


Julia A. Simms is the director of content and resources at Marzano Research. A former classroom teacher, she and her team develop research-based resources and provide support to educators as they implement them. Her areas of expertise include effective instruction, learning progressions and proficiency scales, assessment and grading, argumentation and reasoning skills, and literacy development. She has coauthored eight books including Coaching Classroom Instruction, Vocabulary for the Common Core, Questioning Sequences in the Classroom, and A Handbook for High Reliability Schools.

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Instructional Strategies

Books by Julia A. Simms

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