This 1-page worksheet asks students to answer 'yes' or 'no' to a series of opinion statements connected to the novel Because of Mr. Terupt. Beneath the questions are two pictures connected to the plot and students are asked to make predictions about the book based on those pictures. Once students have independently filled out the worksheet, the teacher could have them share their thinking with partners or with the whole class. I usually have students discuss each answer with a neighbor and then write their answer on a small white board, which they hold up for me to see. If 2 partners disagree, they have to persuade the other person that they are correct. Throughout the novel we return to the worksheet and connect the opinion statements to events that have occurred in the book.