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Building Your
Ms. Porter & Ms. Caroll
What gets wetter the more it
Answer: A Towel
What occurs once in a minute, twice in
a moment, and never in one thousand
Answer: The Letter M.
If I have it, I don’t share it. If
I share it, I don’t have it.
What is it?
Answer: A Secret
How could all of your cousins have an
aunt who is not your aunt?
Answer: Your MOM is their aunt!
Why is it against the law for a man
living in North Carolina to be buried in
South Carolina?
Answer: Because he is still Living
Hook: Uh, this is Our Case
The Case of the Ghostwriter and the Singing Rapper
My Claim: Not only does Drake not use a ghostwriter, Meek Mill is a dub for even
trying to start drama.
My Opponent’s Claim: Drake DID use a ghostwriter and needs to just own up to it.
Summary: Drake is being accused of using a ghostwriter to write his verse on RICO
and 10 Bands.
Key Evidence/Testimony: Quentin Miller, the man accused of writing Drake’s raps
said he is “not and never will be a ‘ghostwriter’ for Drake...I could never take credit
for anything…”
Hook (continued)
The Case of the Ghostwriter and the Singing Rapper
Defending Attorney: Ms. Switzer
Prosecuting Attorney: Meek Mill
Other Evidence: Drake has multiple albums and mixtapes that did not require a
ghostwriter. Once Drake addressed the accusation posed by Mr. Mill, there was
never an “on the record” response. Also, many people have collaborated with Drake
in the past, none of which have ever accused him of having a ghostwriter.
Summary: In closing, my client is innocent of the charge of having a ghostwriter. It
would only hurt his cause to continuously feed into this accusation any further. He
went back 2 back, let’s leave it at that.
Students will be able to present a poster arguing a case with a claim and supporting
Hook: Uh, this is our case - The Case of the Ghostwriter and the Singing Rapper
Intro to New Material: Practice S.P.E.A.K.
Activity 1: The Case of the Misplaced Skateboard
Activity 2: Like a Boss
Assessment: Exit Ticket
Intro to New Material: Practice S.P.E.A.K.
S - Stand up straight-shoulders back, head straight, legs straight but do not lock
your knees.
P - Project your voice, speak from your diaphragm, not your voice box.
E - Eye contact, look at your audience in the eyes. Look at everyone, not just one
A - Articulate your words. Speak slowly enough and clearly enough to ensure all of
your words are understood.
K - Killer Confidence! Remember that you know your stuff! Speak with confidence
and calmness, remembering to breathe!
Activity 1: The Case of the Misplaced Skateboard
Use the information that you have been collecting over the last two class periods to
create a Case Poster. Remember to include the following:
Case Title
Case Summary
Defending Attorney/Prosecuting Attorney
Defendant’s Claim
Prosecution’s Claim
Other Supporting Evidence
Activity 2: Like a Boss
Assessment: Exit Ticket