Mr. Terupt Falls Again
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Watch the book trailer for "Mr. Terupt Falls Again." If you have not read Rob Buyea's first book, "Because of Mr. Terupt," you will still enjoy this one even though you do not have knowledge of what happens in the first book. (This annotation contains a video)
Personification is a figure of speech in which a thing, an idea or an animal is given human attributes. The non-human objects are portrayed in such a way that we feel they have the ability to act like human beings. (This annotation contains a video)
This detail reveals that
Multiple meaning words are words which have more than one meaning. Based on the context of the sentence, which is the BEST definition of riot as it pertains to the text?
Why does Peter's attempt to get back at Lexie not work out the way he wanted?
Did you know that you can look up any word in the text of the book or the text of the questions and answers? Just click (or press on mobile devices) the word you want to define and hold until the blue text selector pops up. When you release, a define option will appear. Since it's so easy to look up words, make sure you use this feature frequently... Is there a word on this page you need to look up?
How does Lexie feel about being in the room with Lisa and Reena?
Dialogue is the conversation between characters in a story. Watch the video to learn more about dialogue. (This annotation contains a video)
Why does Jessica most likely enjoy writing?
Screenwriting is the art of writing scripts for mass media such as feature films, television productions or video games.
List one reason Anna thinks Mr. Terupt's first name, William, suits him well.
Foreshadowing is a literary device in which a writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the story. Do you suppose the author is using foreshadowing here with Ms. Newberry? Do you think she and Mr. Terupt fall in love with one another? (This annotation contains a video)
What does this detail reveal about how Luke feels about Mr. Terupt?
Below is a picture of an anole. (This annotation contains an image)
Do you think Reena will pressure Lexie into smoking?
How does Reena encourage Lexie to try smoking?
Which of the following is NOT something Danielle did on the farm?
Based on Grandma and Grandpa's reaction to the man in their field, do you suppose he is a friend or enemy? What evidence from the text supports your answer?
Jessica writes in the format of a screenplay.
The highlighted text is an example of
An au pair is a home assistant who works for a host family. Au pairs take on part of the family's responsibility for childcare and even some housework, and receive a monetary allowance for their services.
Why does Peter plan to fail sixth grade?
Anna compares Peter and Lexie to two cartoon characters. She says Lexie is the roadrunner. Watch the video and then answer the question below. (This annotation contains a video)
How is Lexie like the roadrunner in the video?
What might have happened to the baby if Jeffrey had not found him?
Using context clues, what is the most likely meaning of wailing?
What does this detail reveal about Mr. Terupt and Ms. Newberry?
"Cut to" is a stage direction. Stage directions tell directors and actors what to do. Here, it gives the reader insight into what is happening in the story.
Have you ever experienced a similar feeling of "shocked sadness"?
A blunder is a mistake. Why does Luke think cleaning up the baby was a mistake?
Who is Mrs. Williams worried about?
How do you think Mr. Terupt will cope with the abandoned baby issue? Will he be able to help his class understand why it happened?
How does Lexie try to avoid smoking?
Do you think Lexie is growing up too fast? How do Lisa and Reena influence the way Lexie is acting?
Danielle's memory of rescuing the calf is an example of
How is the way Danielle finds the calf similar to the way Jeffery found the baby?
Writers want their readers to care about the characters in their stories. Are you concerned for the baby, too?
What does the fact that Danielle prays reveal about her character?
Why is solving a mystery exciting to Luke?
Do you think Luke will win the competition or is he rushing things?
"Mr. T laughed his head off" is a hyperbole. A hyperbole is a deliberate exaggeration of actions and ideas for the sake of emphasis. Watch the video to learn more about hyperboles and then answer the question below. (This annotation contains a video)
What is meant by "Mr. T laughed his head off"?
What does Mr. Terupt think of Luke's solution? What evidence from the text supports your answer?
Do you think Jessica's solution is better than Luke's? If so, how will Luke feel about that?
Why is Peter determined to carry all of the books by himself?
Make a prediction: do you think Peter will drop the books?
The "spells" that Mr. Terupt is having are caused by the head injury he suffered.
What does Luke hope to discover through his research?
How are Peter and Brandon alike?
What do you think is in Brandon's bottle?
Use context clues to determine the meaning of "topicless."
Why does Mr. Terupt suggest "drugs" as a topic for Danielle and Peter to research?
What is always on Jeffery's mind?
Do you think the baby is lucky?
Pediatric refers to the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. The age limit usually ranges from birth up to 18. Geriatric refers to the healthcare of elderly people.
How does Anna feel about going to the center?
What is the purpose of the state-funded exchange program?
Why does Peter say he will not be in school with junior high kids next year?
Who is Lexie learning to act differently from?
Why is Lexie changing?
According to Lexie, what is the difference between "boobs" and "boobies"?
Abundant means available in large quantities or having plenty of something. Which of the following is a synonym for abundant?
What could be causing Mr. Terupt to stutter?
What makes Luke mad?
Imagery is the use of figurative language to create visual representations of actions, objects and ideas in our mind in such a way that they appeal to our physical senses. Which of your five senses does the author appeal to in the highlighted text?
Based on the details in the text, we can infer that Lexie
How does Danielle's grandmother try to change the subject of their conversation?
Why do you think Danielle prays to God?
Theme is defined as a main idea or an underlying meaning of a literary work. Topics help make up the theme in a story. As you continue to read, notice the topics that are addressed in the story.
Which topic is addressed in the highlighted text?
What do you think Anna sees in front of the old house?
Point of view is the mode of narration that an author uses to let the reader “hear” and “see” what takes place in a story. Watch the video and then answer the question below. (This annotation contains a video)
From which point of view is the story written?
Post-head trauma refers to the symptoms someone who has suffered a brain injury may experience.
How does Mr. Terupt surprise Luke?
Why do Mr. Terupt's students clean and decorate his room?
Can you identify the literary device used in this sentence? If you said personification, you are correct. The wheels on the cart are given the human characteristic of grabbing the plug and swallowing it.
Have you ever felt sorry for yourself like Peter?
Using context clues, which of the following BEST describes the way catapulted is used in this sentence?
Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of pheromones.
How are animals equipped to attract a mate? Use examples from the text to complete your answer.
Static and Dynamic Characters: Watch the video to learn more about static and dynamic characters, then answer the question below. (This annotation contains a video)
Which of the following is a dynamic character?
Why do you suppose Lexie reacts this way when she sees Mr. Terupt and Anna?
Why does Lexie need to stay away from the kids at the abandoned house?
What may cause Jeffrey's parents to start talking to each other more? Could it have anything to do with Asher?
Which of the five senses does the author's use of imagery appeal to in this text?
Part One Quiz
How does the restaurant help Lexie stay out of trouble?
Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of intensified. Which of the following is a synonym (word with similar meaning) for intensified?
How is Jeffrey's family changing? How does this change make him feel?
Do you think Jeffrey is trying to avoid the subject of wrestling by making a joke about Mr. Terupt?
What do the details in the text reveal about Mr. Terupt's character?
How do the students in Mr. Terupt's class respond to his announcement?
Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of beelined. Based on the definition, how does Danielle run to the bathroom?
How does Lexie's perspective of Danielle's situation differ from Danielle's perspective?
What does this detail reveal about Lexie? How is she different than she used to be?
How does Lexie help Danielle with her situation?
How does Mr. Terupt feel about Ms. Newberry only wanting his name as her last name? What evidence from the text supports your answer?
What does the word "was" in Mr. Terupt's response suggest about his parents?
Each chapter in this book is written by a student in Mr. Terupt's class. Through their writing, the reader is able to "see" the story unfold from many view points. From whose point of view is the highlighted text written?
Point of view is the mode of narration that an author uses to let the reader “hear” and “see” what takes place in a story. It shows the reader the opinions and feelings of the individuals involved in a situation. Watch the video to learn more about point of view and then answer the question below. (This annotation contains a video)
List two ways that you have connected with the characters in this book.
Do you agree with Mr. Terupt that making connections to a text is important?
Below is the cover of the book Wringer. How do you think this book might help Peter? (This annotation contains an image)
Why does the argument between Peter and Jeffrey escalate into a fight?
Have you ever experienced a big change in your life? Was the change for better or worse?
Which of the following is part of the process of building a bookcase?
How does Anna's experience finding the baby calf help her deal with finding the dead lizards?
What detail does Anna NOT know about the reason Peter and Jeffrey are friends again?
Mr. Terupt's parents were killed in a __________________ accident.
How do you think the girls will react when they realize Mr. Terupt is behind them?
Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of obituaries. In your own words, describe what an obituary is.
How does the mood at the lizard funeral differ from a traditional human funeral?
Mr. Terupt teaches his students the importance of making connections with characters in books. Why is Mr. Terupt able to connect with Jesse in Bridge to Terabithia?
Superlative adjectives compare three or more nouns. Using a superlative adjective takes the comparison to the highest degree. Watch the video to learn more about superlative adjectives. (This annotation contains a video)
List two ways the students have been able to stay under budget while planning the wedding?
What does a catering service do?
Why does Luke feel bad for the boy he wrestled?
Why does Luke feel that being a wrestler is not in his blood?
What does Peter's mother have in her hand?
Why does Peter tell his mother that she doesn't know him?
Does Luke seem like he will work as a team member on this project? What evidence from the text supports your answer?
Why will Luke's boat float in the water?
Why does Lexie refer to Danielle as the "woman" in their class?
Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of abundant. Which of the definitions most closely fits the context of the sentence?
Parallelism (or parallel structure) is the use of components in a sentence that are grammatically the same or similar in their construction, sound, meaning or meter. Watch the video to learn more about parallel structure. (This annotation contains a video)
What causes Lexie's chest to be inflated?
What association does Jessica make when she sees Lexie? Is it positive or negative?
How would this situation with Lexie have been different if she were still mean?
Similes compare two distinct objects, drawing similarity between them using "like" or "as." Here, Lexie compares her chest (without toilet paper) to a flat board. Watch the video to learn more about similes. (This annotation contains a video)
How does Danielle know that Peter is jealous of Lexie?
"Madder" is a comparative adjective comparing Peter to a "cow getting milked for the first time." Comparative adjectives compare two nouns. Watch the video to lean more about comparative adjectives. (This annotation contains a video)
A year ago, Peter threw a snowball at Mr. Terupt and caused him to be hospitalized. He is still living with the guilt of his actions and he does not want someone else to hurt Mr. Terupt either.
How might Peter feel knowing Mr. Terupt appreciates the way he protected him?
If Anna likes Peter, how might she feel to hear him say she's not his girlfriend? Do you think she wishes she was?
How does Anna feel about Peter? Cite textual evidence to support your answer.
A churchgoer is
Make a prediction: do you think Anna's mom met her father at a church retreat?
How has Asher affected Jeffrey's family?
What does this detail suggest about Miss Leila Mae?
What makes the Snow Hill airport a perfect place for the carnival?
Why do farmers stress about the weather? How does weather affect their crops?
"Smartest" is a
Why does Luke think boat number four will float?
What does this detail reveal about Mrs. Stern?
Are Luke's questions being answered?
Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of adjacent. Which of the following means the same as adjacent?
Use the author's imagery to picture the carnival in your mind's eye.
Which literary device is used in these sentences?
How does Peter feel about being defeated? What evidence from the text supports your answer?
Which of Lexie's friends do you suppose they run in to? How might the mood change when they meet Lexie's other friends?
Who do you suppose Lexie runs in to at the carnival?
Will Lexie have the courage to stand up for what is right and try to get Lisa away from Brandon? If she doesn't and Lisa gets hurt, how do you think Lexie will feel?
Which literary device is used in this sentence?
Repetition is a literary device that repeats the same words or phrases a few times to make an idea clearer.
What detail does Peter NOT know about Lexie?
What could Lexie and Peter possibly do to Brandon's car to make it not run? Any ideas?
What is most likely wrong with Danielle?
Do you think Danielle will want to go home?
What is a "main attraction"?
Do you think something is going to happen to Mr. Terupt as a result of riding the roller coaster?
Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of mesmerized. Which of the following is a synonym (word with similar meaning) for mesmerized?
How do you think the kids feel thinking that Mr. Terupt is hurt again? How would you feel?
Are you relieved that the person on the ground is not Mr. Terupt?
Who do you infer Danielle is speaking to in these sentences?
What skill does Luke have to help in these kinds of situations?
EMTs are Emergency Medical Technicians. They care for sick and injured people in emergencies. People's lives often depend on their quick reaction and competent care. EMTs respond to emergency calls, perform medical services and transport patients to medical facilities. (This annotation contains an image)
"Crowd" is a collective noun. Collective nouns name a group of people, animals, or things. Watch the video to learn more about collective nouns. (This annotation contains a video)
The paramedics will take Danielle's grandmother
Which literary device is used in this sentence?
How does Grandpa feel about the situation with the Indians? What evidence from the text supports your answer?
Plaque buildup in the arteries can be seen in the picture below. (This annotation contains an image)
Which of the following is a sign that Danielle's grandmother is doing well?
How do Lexie's bold actions prove that doing the right thing leads to a good outcome?
How has Lisa and Reena's attitude toward Lexie changed? What do you suppose caused this change?
What is meant by "the days creep"?
What illustration could Mr. Terupt be trying to make with the crayons?
What color crayon does Jeffrey most likely get?
What does this detail reveal about Mr. Terupt?
How could Peter's actions affect the outcome of the lesson Mr. Terupt is trying to teach the kids? Will his actions only affect him or the entire class?
Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of courageous. Which of the following is a synonym (word with similar meaning) for courageous?
Onomatopoeia is a word which imitates the natural sound of a thing. It creates a sound effect that mimics the thing being described, making the description more expressive and interesting. Watch the video to find out more about onomatopoeia. (This annotation contains a video)
Which of the following in NOT an example of onomatopoeia?
Part Two Quiz
"Bigger" is a
According to Jeffrey, what makes a house a home?
Which literary device is used in the highlighted text?
Why do you think Jessica mentions "The Whipping Boy" project in her speech? Do you think that project will have a lasting effect on her classmates?
What does this reveal about Luke? Has he changed as a result of being part of Mr. Terupt's class?
Why is Anna a good pick for the school prize?
How have things worked out for Peter even though his plan failed?
Hors d'oeuvres are food items served before the main courses of a meal, typically smaller than main dishes, and often meant to be eaten by hand. (This annotation contains an image)
How would you describe the relationship between the students in Mr. Terupt's class?
Do you think Mr. Terupt's students will be close in seventh grade? Why or why not?
Can you identify which literary device is used in this sentence?
Find two comparative adjectives in the highlighted sentence and type them below. How would you change these two adjectives to be superlative?
Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of reception. Which of the following definitions most closely fits the context of the sentence?
What secret plan could Danielle and Anna possibly have planned?
Play the video below to listen to "It Had to Be You" by Harry Connick Jr. (This annotation contains a video)
How does Peter most likely feel about forgiving himself?
Part Three Quiz
After you finish the quiz, continue reading the next several pages to find out more about the author.