Your 3rd - 7th graders will enjoy the debate of whether kids should receive an allowance, and hopefully their discussion will lead to well written papers with rich details. You can use this for an opinion piece for grades 3-5 and an argumentative piece for grades 6-7. The stimulus texts raise such questions as: Can parents afford an allowance? Should kids have to do chores to receive and allowance? What can kids use allowance for? and much more.