Because of Mr. Terupt Resource Set

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Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea is a powerful and emotional story likely to spur discussions about acceptance and friendship. This story defines what it means to be kind to one another and put one’s self in someone else’s shoes. This chapter book is perfect for mini lessons focused on making inferences and using evidence from the text to support a reader’s ideas.

Teach with Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

This resource set includes everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction

  • Interactive Lesson Plan for 7 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Making Inferences
  • Chapter by Chapter Discussion Guide
  • Chapter by Chapter Vocabulary Guide
  • Book Club Calendar
  • Conversation Prompts
  • Expectations for Book Club Anchor Chart / Student Reference Sheet
  • Student Self-Evaluation Forms
  • Running Record Assessment Tool
  • Student Reading Response Guide
  • Comprehension Assessment Rubric
  • Common Core State Standard Assessment
CCSS Alignment
TEKS Alignment
  • CCSS Alignment: L.6.6 RL.6.1 RL.6.10 RL.6.2 RL.6.3 RL.6.4 RL.6.5 RL.6.6 RL.6.7 RL.6.9 SL.6.1a SL.6.1b SL.6.1c SL.6.1d SL.6.2 SL.6.3 W.6.8 W.6.9
  • Vocabulary: L.6.4a L.6.5 L.6.6
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    Because of Mr. Terupt Resource Set

    Because of Mr. Terupt Instructional Overview

    The instructional overview includes instructional background for making inferences, instructional objectives for each of the Book Club meetings, and a list of the materials and preparation necessary to the Because of Mr. Terupt Book Club.

    Book Club Management Resources

    The management resources include a Book Club Calendar, conversation prompts, Student Self-Evaluation forms, Reading Response Board (with optional Common Core alignment), and an Expectations for Book Club anchor chart.

    Meeting #1: Introduction and Making Inferences

    Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea is an engaging text for teaching students about making inferences. When students are able to use evidence in the text and their background knowledge to figure out things that are not explicitly stated, they are able to engage more deeply with the text.

    Meeting #2: Citing the Text to Support Inferences

    When making inferences, it is important for readers to be able to cite the portions of the text that guided their thinking. Discussion for this Because of Mr. Terupt Book Club is focused on citing the text when making inferences.

    Meeting #3: Inferring Character Traits

    Author Rob Buyea introduces readers to a variety of characters in Because of Mr. Terupt. When inferring traits for these characters, students will learn to examine the character's dialogue and actions to use as evidence.

    Meeting #4: Making Inferences About Character Relationships

    Strong readers are able to increase their comprehension of the text by making inferences about the relationships between characters. Because Rob Buyea tells this story from each character's perspective, students will have the opportunity to dig deeply into the relationships between the characters in Because of Mr. Terupt.

    Meeting #5: Inferring How Characters Change

    The characters in Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea are impacted by having a dynamic teacher. This Book Club meeting looks at how the characters change throughout the story and inferring why the change occurs.

    Meeting #6: Making Inferences About Author’s Message

    Author Rob Buyea shares important messages in Because of Mr. Terupt. In order for students to make inferences about what the author is trying to tell us, they need to pay attention to the ways in which the characters change as a result of having Mr. Terupt as their teacher.

    Meeting #7: Putting It All Together

    During this final Because of Mr. Terupt Book Club meeting, students will have the opportunity to showcase the making inferences skills they have mastered through a culminating activity.

    Because of Mr. Terupt Focus Assessment and Rubric

    Use this six-question assessment to determine whether or not students understand the key concepts associated with making inferences.

    Because of Mr. Terupt Common Core Assessment

    This 7 question Common Core aligned assessment can be used to determine students' overall comprehension of Because of Mr. Terupt and their mastery of the Common Core State Standards.

    Because of Mr. Terupt Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Because of Mr. Terupt. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes Book Club Management Resources for use with Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Resource Set for this book.

    Because of Mr. Terupt Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Because of Mr. Terupt, it’s helpful to review new vocabulary used in the story. Either download the Because of Mr. Terupt Super Pack or this individual Vocabulary Builder for resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.6.4a L.6.5 L.6.6

    Because of Mr. Terupt Common Core Alignment

    List of the Common Core State Standards addressed by Because of Mr. Terupt Book Club Resource Set.

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