Mr. Sullivan Notes

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Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all doing well in this crazy time. This home learning venture is a new thing for all of us, and I am sure there will be some bumps along the road. It is, however, a great chance for you to reconnect with your school community and classes. I can tell you that I am very excited with the possibilities. 

We are going to start slow today. There are only a few things that I would like you to try an accomplish:

1) Gain access to your student emails and the Microsoft Teams page I created for your respective classes. My previous post should have information regarding how to accomplish these tasks. Say hi once you get onto the teams page.

2) Find yourself a novel and read for 20-30 minutes. This should be a work of fiction that you have not read before. The reading should be uninterupted and free of any technology. If you do not have access to a novel here is a suggestion: 

This site offers access to free ebooks. There are quite a few classic titles and some new selections as well.


3) Get outside. It's going to be a nice day.

If you have any questions please contact me at

I will also post some lessons for the remainder of the week later today should anyone want to get started.

Mr. Sullivan


Posted: November 18, 2019

Here is the order of the group presentations:

Monday, November 18 - The White Stone Canoe

Tuesday, November 19 - Water, Sun, Moon

Wednesday, November 20 - The Magic Millstones

Thursday, November 21 - Paris and the Golden Apple

Monday, November 25 - Savitri and Satyavan

Tuesday, November 26 - The Legend of the Panda

Posted: October 3, 2019

What is something that symbolizes you? Choose your symbol and provide an explanation as to why this is your symbol. You should have an illustration of your symbol as well as a half page explanation. This is due Friday. Be prepared to present your symbol to the class.

Posted: October 3, 2019

Picture day is this Tuesday, October 8. They will take place during your Langauge Arts classes.

Posted: September 27, 2019

Please ensure that you have a general topic prepared for Monday's class, as we will be working on pre-writing strategies that class. 

Posted: October 19, 2012

This week we focused on two short stories: Persephone and Charles. These stories allowed us to focus on basic elements of a short story (plot, character, setting, theme, point of view, irony, and conflict). For next week please make sure that you have read both of these stories as we will be moving on to new stories.   An understanding of the above mentioned terms will be essential for next week's lessons. If you do not feel comforatable with them please take the time to research their definitions as well as examples over the weekend.

Posted: October 11, 2012

Here are the last two articles of the week.

Posted: October 2, 2012

Universal Truths- Explain them in detail- Compare Faulkner and Richards' view on them - are they the same?- What are your opinions on these truths and how the writers discuss them? MLK Dream- What was it?- Did he achieve what he wanted to?- What are some examples of what he wants in his dream? Nobel Prizes- Who of our speakers won them?- What did they have to say about their award? How did they feel about winning it?- Why did they win?- Compare the speeches- What is your opinion of the two speeches? The Writing- What techniques did the writers use to make their speeches effective?- Were they easy or difficult to understand?- Discuss vocabulary in the speeches- What 'literary devices' were used in the speeches (metaphor, imagery, allusion, repetition, etc)- Why were these devices used - were they effective?

Posted: October 1, 2012

1) What was the most important piece? 3 examples to support your answer. 2) What was the most emotional piece? 3 Examples to support your answer. 3) What was the least important piece? 3 Examples to support your answer. 4) List the similarities between the pieces that we have covered. 5) List the differences between the pieces that we have covered. 6) Give one example for each of the pieces showing how it still has some relevance to you.

Posted: September 25, 2012

Students are able to access the speeches covered in class under my weblinks section. So far we have covered Martin Luther King and William Faulkner.

Posted: September 25, 2012

Value: 25 MarksYour presentation must include:8 SlidesThe first slide must be a title page with movie title, famous actors, a picture, your name.10 reasons why you believe this is the greatest movie ever.50 words on the background of the movie50 words on the history of one of the actors2 critic's reviews on the filmThe actual rating of the movie as well as what content is in it.A link to the trailer on Youtube6 Pictures