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Anyones able to change when they put their minds to it.

Ricky Bakers supposed to be a


gangster, but Bella and Hec changed all of that. In Hunt for The Wilder People Ricky shows
how hes a dynamic character because he becomes brave,confident, and caring.
Ricky becomes brave. At the beginning, Ricky wouldve never done the things he ended
up doing in the end, like killing a boar. He tried to run away from home and ended up meeting a
boar and Bella had to save him from the boar. Ricky and Hector ran into a boar, but he did not
run from the boar. He later killed one to save Hector, which shows bravery because in the Ricky
would never have done that in the start. Not only did Ricky become brave but he also becomes
confident.
In addition, Ricky becomes confident. For instance, in the beginning Bella was happy to
tell him to go kill a pig, now, Ricky wasnt excited about that like at all, I mean it was a live pig.
In the movie he ends up killing one and he did it easily to survive. Ricky never really thought
about killing or how it feels like to have to kill to get your next meal but in the end thats what
gave him confidence. When Ricky became confident he also became very caring.
Well, Ricky becomes caring. For example, Ricky didnt grow up with his biological
parents, so that meant that he had to be in the system his whole life, which caused him to not
really care. When Ricky was brought to Bella and Hectors, he thought it was going to be the
way its been his life and he wont care, but he ended caring for Bella and Hector. When Bella
died, Ricky was very devastated which shows how much he cared.
Actions speak louder than words. In conclusion, Ricky is a dynamic character in Hunt for
The Wilderpeople.

Rubric rating submitted on: 2/24/2017, 5:13:53 AM by wagner.jill@iowacityschools.org


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Introduction The essay begins The essay begins The essay begins The essay simply
Paragraph with a strong with an introduction with an introduction begins with only a
Your score: 3 introduction paragraph that paragraph but is thesis statement and
paragraph and contains the missing either the not a fully
contains the required elements: attention-grabber or developed
following parts: attention-grabber, the bridge and/or the introduction
attention-grabber, bridge, and thesis attention-grabber is paragraph OR the
bridge, and thesis statement. clich or the introduction
statement. The However, the transition does not paragraph is missing
thesis statement attention-grabber actually lead into entirely.
appears as the last may not be as the thesis statement.
sentence of the effective and/or the The introduction
introduction. transition may not paragraph contains a
be as smooth. The thesis statement that
thesis statement is located at the end
appears as the last of the introduction
sentence of the paragraph.
introduction.
Thesis Thesis contains a Thesis contains an Thesis contains a Thesis is missing or
Your score: 4 strong arguable arguable claim/interpretation thesis statement
claim/interpretation claim/interpretation that cannot be does not correspond
with 3 pieces of supported by logical effectively argued to assignments
evidence supported reasoning. 3 pieces because it is not purpose (might be
by thorough and of evidence are thematic and/or is informative instead
logical reasoning. included but may be illogical. Specific of argumentative).
more vague and evidence also may
nonspecific to the be missing from the
piece of literature. thesis statement.

Supporting Details All supporting Supporting details One supporting Supporting details
(x2) details are logical are mostly logical detail may be may not be present
Your score: 4 and connect to the but might exhibit missing and/or may or logical.
thesis . Supporting weak connectors to contain a direct
details are broad the thesis . quotation or specific Supporting details
enough to Supporting details evidence that should may be random or
effectively summarize the appear in the body off topic.
summarize the content of the body paragraph.
content of the body paragraphs and do Supporting details
paragraphs and do not contain specific may not connect to
not contain specific evidence. the thesis statement
evidence. or effectively
summarize the
paragraph.

Transitions/Transitio Transition Transition sentences One transition Transition


n Sentences sentences effectively summarize the sentence may be sentences may not
Your score: 4 summarize the paragraph and missing and/or present a logical
paragraph and rephrase the topic transition sentences conclusion for the
rephrase the topic sentence. They also do not effectively paragraphs.
sentence. They also offer a preview of rephrase the topic
offer a preview of the next supporting sentence. They do Transitions/Transitio
the next supporting detail. not preview the next n sentences are
detail. supporting detail. missing or off-topic
Transitions within and random.
Transitions within the paragraph link Some transitions
the paragraph ideas. apparent/may not be
effectively link logical choice
ideas.

Evidence Textual evidence Textual evidence Textual evidence Textual evidence is


(x2) logically and logically supports does not support sparse, absent, or
Your score: 3.5 effectively supports thesis and thesis and/or unrelated to thesis
the thesis and supporting details. supporting details and/or supporting
supporting details. Each body in placesmay details.
Each body paragraph contains appear random in
paragraph contains approximately 2 places. Some body
approximately 2 pieces of evidence, paragraphs may not
pieces of strong but evidence may be contain the 2
evidence in presented out of required pieces of
chronological order chronological order evidence
within each within each
paragraph. paragraph.

Analysis/ Body paragraphs Body paragraphs The writer has Body paragraphs
Commentary contain effective contain explanation included plot lack analysis and
(x2) explanation of of evidence in your summary in some contain mostly plot
Your score: 3 evidence in your own words, and places instead of summary.
own words. Each each piece of analysis/
piece of evidence is evidence is explanations, OR, There is little
explained in at least explained in at least the writer has not evidence of logic
two sentences that two sentences. explained each piece and/or reasoning.
analyze how the However, the of evidence with at
piece of evidence analysis may be least two sentences
proves the thesis and more obvious and consistently. OR,
supporting details lack depth, the writers analysis/
Analysis shows therefore, not fully explanations may
depth and goes proving the claim only state the
beyond the obvious. presented in the obvious.
thesis or topic
sentences.

Conclusion The essay ends with The essay ends with The essay ends with The essay simply
Paragraph a strong and a conclusion a conclusion ends with only a
Your score: 2 memorable paragraph that paragraph but is rephrased thesis
conclusion contains the missing either the statement and not a
paragraph and required elements: link back to hook, fully developed
contains the link back to hook, rephrased thesis conclusion
following parts: link rephrasing of thesis statement or the so- paragraph OR the
back to thesis, statement and key what statement is conclusion
rephrasing of thesis points, transition, weak paragraph is missing
statement and key and so-what entirely.
points, and so-what statement.
statement However, the so-
what statement may
not be as effective
or logical

Evidence of Punctuation is used Punctuation is used Punctuation is Little to no


Proofreading correctly and correctly. sometimes used punctuation and/or
Your score: 3 effectively correctly. punctuation is often
Paper is double used incorrectly
Paper is double spaced- 12 point Paper is not double
spaced- 12 point Times New Roman spaced and/or not in Paper is not double
Times New Roman 12 point Times New spaced and not in 12
Roman point Times New
No evidence of Roman
major Little evidence of Several examples of
spelling/grammar major major Many examples of
errors. spelling/grammar spelling/grammar major
errors. errors. spelling/grammar
errors.

Organization Essay is organized Essay is mostly Essay contains Essay contains


Your score: 4 in an effective way organized from intro organizational errors major organizational
from intro, body, to to conclusion that detract from the errors OR is random
conclusion. Essay is paragraphs and meaning of the at beststudent has
also organized within paragraphs essay. not outlined or
within body from topic sentences organized ideas
paragraphs from to conclusion prior to writing.
topic sentence to sentenceswith
conclusion sentence. only minor errors
present that do not
detract from the
overall meaning of
the essay

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