HOW DOES SPORTS AFFECT GRADES?

CAN THEY AFFECT YOUR GRADES?

"Organized sports can help kids grow in many ways. From soccer to fencing, sports offer chances for kids to learn and master skills, work with their peers and coaches, and challenge themselves in a safe environment. They learn the value of practice and the challenge of competition. And on top of all that, sports provide natural and fun opportunities for kids to get regular exercise, according to kidshealth.org."

in my own words

sports help you with your skills, and learning how to work with coaches/teachers/adults/peers. when you`re doing sports, your`re exercising and having fun at the same time.

COMMENTARY

I think that what I found, was true. It gives good reasoning and helps explain why they think that. I agree that sports offer chances for kids to learn and master skills.

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FITNESS AND TEST SCORES

“A study by James Pivarnik and colleagues at the American College of Sports Medicine discovered that middle-school students who performed best on fitness tests -- gauging aerobic capacity, strength, endurance and body composition -- also performed better academically. The study, which included 317 students, showed that the fittest kids scored nearly 30 percent higher on standardized tests than the least-fit group. Moreover, the less-fit students received grades in their core subjects that were 13 percent to 20 percent lower than their fitter classmates.”

in my own words

middle school kids who are active, and receive good fitness scores, usually get better test scores as well. Athletic kids score about 30% higher grades than un-athletic kids.

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COMMENTARTY #2

I think that the author explained her thoughts very well. The authors reasoning really got me hooked in to keep on reading, and they gave proof for there explanations.