The Brooklyn High School for Law and Technology English Department believes that is essential for all students to be critical readers, thoughtful writers, and effective speakers. Students are taught to close read and analyze text, engage in meaningful conversations, write extensively, and edit/revise writing through peer and self assessment. Our department recognizes the need to refresh and enhance our material, as well as develop challenging lessons that prepares our students for the rigors of college academics and real world situations.

  • To provide students with engaging and rigorous instruction aligned to with the English Language Arts Common Core Learning Standards.
  • To engage students in critical thinking, inquiry, and problem solving activities.
  • To develop engaged, reflective, and strategic learners who, through real-life situations, utilizing technology, and enjoying learning, can apply their knowledge of English across content areas.

Instructional Goals
  • Teach students to think critically through challenging student centered activities and tasks.