I asked him to grab his Chromebook and we opened a Google Doc. Then, I showed him the magical puzzle piece - Google Read and Write (specifically the talk and type feature). After setting the microphone to French (he is in a French Immersion school), I asked him to say "Bonjour, je m'appelle Bennet" (Hi, my name is Bennet). It typed for him. His eyes grew the size of saucers. As he left the room to get his poster I heard him say to himself "This is so cool!" and the kid who hated homework, stuck to it for 2 hours!
That said...this all begs the question( as my friend Peter Cameron pointed out) - "how do the kids who don't have the same supports at home feel/cope. And so the homework debate continues..."