Mr. Terupt Themes

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

Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

By Lauren Ayube

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 see themselves in 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

Have students identify different themes in Because of Mr. Terupt!

Storyboard Text

  • FORGIVENESS
  • I am so sorry. I was so horrible to all of you!
  • PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
  • It's okay, Peter. It's okay.
  • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
  • FRIENDSHIP
  • It's not your fault, Jeffrey.
  • Forgiveness is a big theme in this story. One example is when the girls forgive Alexia for the horrible way she treated all of them.
  • Throughout the novel, the students learn to take responsibility for their own actions. One example of this is when Peter takes responsibility for Mr. Terupt's horrible injury.
  • One example of a special friendship is the one between Jessica and Jeffrey. They are quite the unlikely pair.
  • Because of Mr. Terupt Themes
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