NGSS - SMP - ELA venn

 

In A Framework K-12 Education, the basis for the  Next Generation Science Standards, there’s an interesting Venn diagram of the commonalities among practices in Science, Mathematics, and ELA.  It really does a nice job of showing where we can find common ground across all content areas to lead students towards the goal of critical independent thought.  Where I would like to see more teachers living is in the purple, green, and orange areas of the diagram.  I see some very nice low hanging fruit there for those wanting to dip their toes in the STEAM.