Most kids love to state their opinion, and many can do a pretty decent job backing it up. Why can't he empty the dishwasher? “Because I did it last time, and I have too much homework, and I have a headache.” But when it comes to backing up written statements in reports and essays with evidence, many kids come up empty handed.
Want to help your child use his skills for good? Teach them how to find quotations from books and articles that will support an argument. Here's a fun game that will have him hustling to find quotes to back up written assertions.