Because of Mr. Terupt

by Rob Buyea

Because of Mr. Terupt

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Book Information

Publication Date: October 11, 2010


Reading Level: Lexile Measure 560L


Interest Level: Grades 4 - 8


Major Awards: State Awards: Massachusetts,Connecticut Nutmeg Award, Arizona Grand Canyon Reader, Nebraska Golden Sower Book Award, Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award, Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award, Iowa Children's Book Award, 2011 Middle Reader Honor Awards book of the E.B. White Read Aloud Award


Number of Pages: 304 pages


Approximate Word Count: 92,720 words -- The average reader will spend 6 hours and 10 minutes reading Because of Mr. Terupt at 250 words per minute.*


Audible Book Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins


Book Themes: Responsibility


Genre: Realistic Fiction


Setting: Connecticut including Snow Hill School, the Hospital, and homes of the Main Characters


Important Quote: If you love someone, you don't quit on them just because they make a mistake.


First Line: It's our bad luck to have teachers in this world, but since we're stuck with them, the best we can do is hope to get a brand-new one instead of a mean old fart.


Point of View: First Person - The story is told through the perspectives of seven students during their fifth grade year.


* Estimate from Reading Length

 

Vocabulary List

absolute
accessories
accessory
accustomed
adjourn
antic
anticlimactic
antidote
approximation
astonished
autistic
blankly
blurt
botanist
clamor
collaborative
colleague
component
concoction
concussion
confrontation
conscious
contorted
corresponding
cuticles
data
devastating
discombobulated
disinfect
distracted
Down syndrome
drastic
eavesdrop
electron
encompass
escort
exceptional
execute

fidget
flailed
flashback
gauntlet
gazebo
gripe
hyperventilate
incessant
infamous
ingenious
inoculate
intervene
linoleum
malicious
manipulate
marrow
maximize
momentum
monitors
monstrous
mopes
native-
necessarily
nemesis
nemesis,
nonetheless
onslaught
ostracize
outwit
palindrome
periodic table
persist
pester
phototropism
positive
postsurgical room
predators
predicament

random
reassure
redundant
reference
reluctantly
resolve
retaliate
rookie
scrubs
secrete
secreting
shenanigan
sidelined
sniper
splay
squawk
stampede
strategy
strategy
sugarcoated
swerve
syndrome
technically
temporal
tentatively
testament
theory
tolerate
trance
transpire
trivia
utensils
variables
victor
waver
wavered
welled
worthwhile
zinged

 

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