Time for practicing opinion writing? Here is a daily journal that will help strengthen each and every child's ability to state their opinion. There are 100 different topics for the children to choose from. Once children have become confident with stating their opinion, it is time to have them further express why they feel the way they do. As the content standard states, a child should be able to express their opinion about a book or a topic. Furthering their response to express why comes in the first grade opinion content standard.