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Womack/Behar

English 2

Name______________

I dont wanna be a chicken


Apparently Holden loves ducks. In chapter 9, Holden says,
"You know those ducks in that lagoon right near Central Park
South? That little lake? By any chance, do you happen to
know where they go, the ducks, when it gets all frozen over?
Do you happen to know, by any chance?" I realized it was
only one chance in a million (Salinger 59).
This isnt the first (or last) time Holden has shown concern for
the ducks in Central Park. In chapter 2 Holdens mind
wanders to the ducks in the park again. He says,I was sort
of thinking of something else while I shot the bull. I live in
New York, and I was thinking about the lagoon in Central
Park, down near Central Park South. I was wondering if it
would be frozen over when I got home, and if it was, where
did the ducks go. I was wondering where the ducks went
when the lagoon got all icy and frozen over. I wondered if
some guy came in a truck and took them away to a zoo or
something. Or if they just few away (Salinger 12).
Whats up with the ducks? Using the information you know
about Holden in chapters 1-10, draw some conclusions as to
what Holden is really asking about when he thinks about the
ducks. In addition to one of the quotes above, consider a
second citation to support your argument. Additionally, think
about the following before composing your paragraph:
Symbol

Meaning of the symbol

Ducks

The frozen lake

Guy who takes the ducks


to the zoo

The zoo

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Womack/Behar
English 2

Name______________

TIQA Paragraph Rubric

Topic Sentence

Introduction to
quote

Excellent
3

Good
2

Needs Improvement
1

None Present
0

Clearly and specifically addresses and


answers the prompt. Well written
and contains no errors.

Somewhat addresses and answers the prompt.


Well written but may contain mistakes or
errors.

Does not address or answer the prompt


well or is off topic. Poorly written and may
contain mistakes or errors.

No topic sentence
present.

Very little background information or


setting to establish and support the quote.
Weaving is clunky and poorly executed.
Poorly written and may contain mistakes or
factual errors.

No introduction
to the quote.

Gives background information and


context to introduce the support.
Quote is weaved seamlessly. Well
written and contains no errors.

Gives some background information and


context to introduce the support. Quote is
weaved. Well written but may contain
mistakes or factual errors.

3
Quotation

Textual evidence that supports the


topic sentence. Well written and
contains no errors.

Textual evidence used may somewhat support


the topic sentence. Well written but may
contain mistakes or errors.

Analysis

Grammar/Usage

Explains the importance of the


quotation, how it supports the topic
sentence, or offers more of the
writers thoughts about the quote.
Well written and contains no errors.

Quotation does not support the topic


sentence. Poorly written and may contain
mistakes or errors.

Somewhat explains the importance of the


quotation, how it supports the topic sentence,
or offers more of the writers thoughts about
the quote. Well written but may contain
mistakes or factual errors.

Very little analysis and does not explain the


importance of the quotation, how it
supports the topic sentence, or offers more
of the writers thoughts about the quote.
Poorly written and may contain mistakes or
errors.

0
No analysis

Perfect use of grammar and usage.


Excellently demonstrates
understanding of the language.
Clearly proofread before submission.

Good use of grammar and usage and contains


few mistakes. Demonstrates understanding of
the language but needs some proofreading
before submission.

Poor use of grammar and usage. Contains


many mistakes. Little demonstration of the
language and needs proofreading before
submission

Mistakes are so
abundant that
reading is
impossible.

Bonus
1
MLA

No quotation.

PERFECT MLA formatting in page layout,


formatting of quotes, title, etc. Not a single
mistake.

TOTAL:

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