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Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

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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

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  • Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
  • EXPOSITION: 5th Grade at Snow Hill Elementary School
  • Today's Math Project: Counting Blades of Grass!
  • RISING ACTION: Independence
  • Today's AssignmentHoliday Centers!
  • 'Cause, like, Anna's too dumb to read that stuff.
  • Because of Mr. Terupt is about a teacher and his 5th grade students and how one person can change the lives of many.
  • CLIMAX: The Accident
  • It's the beginning of fifth grade, and Mr. Terupt is their new teacher. Seven different personalities and one teacher who changes their lives forever.
  • FALLING ACTION: Visiting Mr. Terupt
  • Mr. Terupt gives the students engaging projects that encourage teamwork and collaboration. The students have trouble getting along and handling the responsibility that comes with the freedom.
  • RESOLUTION: Mr. Terupt is Back!
  • The class earns a reward for positive behavior and they choose to have an outdoor day in the snow. Mr. Terupt is hit with an icy snowball and is rushed to the hospital. He is in a coma.
  • The students all visit Mr. Terupt in the hospital at various times. During their visits, they sometimes see each other, and their relationships with one another and themselves change for the better. Mr. Terupt has to have brain surgery.
  • Mr. Terupt recovers from brain surgery and surprises the class on the last day of school. They rejoice together when they learn he will be their teacher again next year.
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