Because of Mr. Terupt Challenges

Because of Mr. Terupt Challenges
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Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

Lesson Plans by Lauren Ayube

Growing up isn’t easy, but with a teacher like Mr. Terupt, it can be pretty amazing. Because of Mr. Terupt is about how one teacher changes the lives of seven unique fifth graders; it is about kindness, acceptance, friendship, and forgiveness. Students will surely see themselves in one of the characters, and teachers will be inspired by Mr. Terupt’s dedication to teaching, love for his students, and the positive influence he has on everyone around him.

Because of Mr. Terupt

Storyboard Description

What are some of the challenges characters face in Because of Mr. Terupt. How did they deal with them?

Storyboard Text

  • Jeffrey
  • Anna
  • Some people are just so quick to judge. It's not fair.
  • Jeffrey's older brother recently died of leukemia. At home, Jeffery's parents barely notice he's there, and his mother hasn't gotten out of her pajamas since his brother's death.
  • At home, Anna's mother is ostracized because she had Anna at 16 years old. Some people in town think that Anna and her mother are bad influences.
  • Danielle
  • Like, Jessica said she doesn't want to be your friend, Danielle.
  • Because of Mr. Terupt Challenges
  • Alexia
  • I wish they would stop yelling!
  • I want you out of this house!!
  • At school, Danielle is the main target of Alexia, who makes her feel horrible about herself. One minute Alexia wants to be "friends", and the next minute she is calling her horrible names.
  • At home, Alexia hears her parents yelling at each other all of the time. The yelling stops when her mother leaves her mean and angry father.
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